Scars (Part 1) | Do You Have a Victim or a Conqueror Mentality?

No more victim mentality, no more blaming others, and no more excuses–it is time to embrace the truth that you are more than a conqueror in Christ (Romans 8:37). Ready to move from victim to victor? Debbie Stiegler shares how she came to embrace a conqueror mentality as Jesus took her pain and suffering and used it for good.

Jesus doesn’t always tell us where to talk in the midst of a painful circumstance and reveal our final destination. Instead, He often says, “Walk.” When we take one step of faith toward our breakthrough, God will show us the next.

God doesn’t give us a map. Instead, He gives us a compass. He is in control, but He doesn’t always take control. We take a step, and little by little, our path becomes clear.

When we start to journey forward, we will have scars. But God wants us to get beyond surviving and move into a conqueror mentality.

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”—Romans 8:37

Perhaps you’ve gone through circumstances and wonder how God could ever redeem them. Yes, there is hurt, but you are still here. This is proof that your purpose is still set before you.

-Accept the now.

No one comes out of suffering and loss without scars. It is time to accept them.
-Own your story.

Don’t pretend your pain didn’t happen. Owning your story allows you to shut the door on shame and guilt.
-Embrace the journey.

You can be in charge of the narrative of your life. You may not have intended to go through what you have, but you did end up where God intended you to be.


· Don’t spend too much time on the villains. They’ve already stolen too much in your life.
· Tell the story of the conflict because that’s what develops your character.
· Talk about your hero—Jesus. Who pulls you out of the mud and mire and sets your feet on a rock (Psalm 40:2).
· Share your growth. Tell others about how your story changed, giving God the glory and releasing good to others.

Join Abundant Life as we discuss how to navigate a world of suffering and loss. You are more than a survivor, and your story is not over yet. You are more than a conqueror in Christ.

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