By Pastor Vincent Imwensi

Life is a school – the more you go, the more you learn.

And one of the things I’ve found out is that life victimizes those who play the victim. In fact, the way it works is, if you lie down, you will be climbed upon; if you sit down, you will be sat on and if you play dead, you will be buried – it’s as simple as that.

If you want to win, you must get on your feet, wipe your tears, roll up your sleeves and get into the fight determined to win and don’t quit until you do!

It’s Just Not Fair – But That’s The Reality
The pressures, challenges and difficulties of life will furnish you with more than enough reasons to throw up your hands and say I can’t go on anymore.

You may feel like doing so as  the pressures bashing against your weary self may strongly suggest it and even your logical analysis will lead you to the conclusion that the best thing to do is to throw up your hands and surrender. After all, you are only human and there is only so much you can bear (you may tell yourself).


But don’t do it! Don’t give in to that despondency and play the victim. You can’t afford to go by what you feel in this case. It may not be fair but that is the reality.

You must press on even when you don’t feel like doing so and you must lift your head above the waters even when you feel like surrendering to the storm. If you play the victim, you’ll be victimized.

Not Many People Tell The Whole Story
Some of the greatest champions in history in whatever the field, (if they will tell you), came close to giving up. They are all too familiar with that sinking feeling to play the victim and quit but they refused. They pressed through that negative cloud and emerged as champions.

As champions, they are celebrated but not many of them bother to say what they went through and how that they almost gave up. And by the way, not many people care to find out what they went through to become the great successes that they became.

You Also Do Stand A Chance To Succeed
That’s right. You may be bombarded by the thoughts of giving up right now, but if you press through and end up at the other side (of success and breakthrough), many will celebrate you without caring to know what you went through to get there. What you are being confronted with is not new. That is the stuff that champions and winners go through.

If you don’t play the victim and quit, you stand the chance of succeeding and  emerging the successful you that you dreamt of.

Not Everyone Is Born With A Silver Spoon
Not everyone that has succeeded was born with silver spoon in their mouth. Some of the greatest heroes ever known were those who had very little to go on and came close to the brink of failure several times but refused to throw in the towel. Against all odds, they emerged as champions and that is even the more reason they are celebrated. If they could, what makes you think you can’t?

Most times, it is not how weak or strong you are; it is not how gifted or non-gifted you are; it is not how privileged or underprivileged you are. Most times, it comes down to one thing and that is the decision to press on and not to play the victim no matter what.

Get The Help You Need To win
Where do you find the courage to stand when you feel like sitting down? Where do you find the resourcefulness to press on when you feel like throwing up your hands in defeat? And where do you find reason to hope when all you can see is the dark cloud of hopelessness? I will tell you.

That help can only be found in God. He is a friend of the wounded, despondent and failing heart. He knows how to strengthen a man inside out at his weakest moments and most importantly, He has the power and the resources to turn any negative situation around if you will let Him step in and help you.

The first step to opening the door for Him to help you, is to come into a personal relationship with Him. And that is what happens when you receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour. Believe me, that will open the door to a lot of good things that will surprise you. Click here to find out how.

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