For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
If we are living according to the plans God has laid out for us, then we cannot be harmed. Therefore, we cannot be victims. I know it’s hard to see things this way when people have wronged us, when our families are falling apart, or when we’re struggling with a personal demon like addiction. But this is precisely when we should hold on to God’s words for dear life. Whatever you are going through, God wants to use that struggle for His glory.
You were created not to be a victim, but a conqueror. The circumstance of the victim and the conqueror are the same. The only difference is that one overcomes the circumstance while the other wallows in it. One believes God, and the other doesn’t. God has a plan for you, and in His plan you will find prosperity, hope, and a future. God cannot lie, so stop wasting your time not believing Him. If your plan has given you nothing but poverty, despair, and a bleak outlook, then you need to align your plan with God’s plan for you.
If you haven’t read the bible front-to-back, so what? If you haven’t stepped foot in a church since leisure suits were in style, who cares? If your car bumps Lil’ Wayne instead of Jeremy Camp or Fred Hammond, this verse is for you. I love this verse because it doesn’t restrict. God doesn’t just have plans for the bible bookworms. He doesn’t just have plans for white people, straight people, Americans, virgins, nuclear families, or people who’ve never had to go to rehab. He has plans for you. He designed you to be victorious.
The victim says Something bad happened to me. The conqueror says Something bad happened to me for a reason. Now is the time to peel off the label of victim and become the conqueror you were created to be. Do this, and go claim your future.