This episode is part of the Overcomer series. We originally recorded these teachings inside our Christian Book Academy Facebook group as live videos. However, we wanted to also encourage you in the writing, publishing and marketing of your books.
Today’s topic is: Victor not victim
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” – Romans 8:37 NLT
“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end, they will look in triumph on their foes.” – Psalms 112: 7-8 NIV
Subscribe to the podcast here.
Notes from this episode:
- You are in control of your time and how you spend your day. You are also in control of how you respond to your circumstances.
- For me, I tend to react emotionally with panic and can easily slip into feeling like a victim to my circumstances.
- Psalms 112:7-8 (NIV) says, “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end, they will look in triumph on their foes.”
- We can choose to be reactive to our circumstances or we can be proactive.
- This is a concept Stephen Covey writes about in his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
- A reactive person allows circumstances they can’t control to determine their behavior. If the weather is bad, they’re in a bad mood. They blame outside circumstances for their performance. This can lead to the victim mentality.
- Whereas, a proactive person will take full responsibility for their life. Instead of focusing on the circumstances they can’t control (the weather, economy, other people’s opinions, etc.) they focus on what they can do in each situation.
The best part?
- We have the freedom to choose our response.
- We can choose to be reactive or to be proactive. We can choose to focus on what we can’t control or we can take personal responsibility for our lives and focus on the things we have influence over and can change.
- For much of my life, I have been a reactor. I have allowed my circumstances to jerk my emotions up and down. If I got good news, my day was great. However, when I received bad news, I would immediately panic and get stuck in fear.
Free Download: 8 Surprisingly Simple Writing Tips
Get instant access to our new PDF with simple tips to help you write your next book here: http://www.trainingauthors.com/writingtips
Share Your Breakthroughs
Share what impacted you from this post and any breakthroughs God gave you as a result in the comments below.