Take Back Your “LIFE”!
I shared in my previous blog post eleven (11) aspects of my life I had to reclaim or take back as a former victim of domestic violence and now a survivor in order to affectively survive and heal from the traumatic experience. They are as follows:
8. Personal Space
In this blog post, I will discuss taking back your “LIFE” as apart of my blog “Take Back Yourself!” blog series.
WHAT DOES THE WORD LIFE MEAN?
Life is define in Webster’s dictionary as the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body; a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings – compare vitalism; the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual; biography; spiritual existence transcending physical death; the period of from birth to death; a way or manner of living; livelihood; and a vital or living being.
WHO VICTIMS AND SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GIVE AWAY THEIR “LIFE” TO
Victims and survivors of domestic violence may give away their life to a significant other or a spouse.
HOW VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GIVE AWAY THEIR “LIFE”
Victims and survivors of domestic violence may give away their life by allowing the abuser to disrupt their personal space with arguments, profanity, yelling, screaming, and hollering. Victims and survivors of domestic violence may be awaken out of their sleep at night by the abuser wanting to fuss and fight for no apparent reason but threaten the life of dv victim or survivor. The abuser may attempt and succeed at taking a victims and survivors of domestic violence life if help is not gotten immediately for the dv victim and survivor. Here is a domestic violence (dv) fact. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and the Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Survey Report (2011), 1 and 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.
WHY VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GIVE AWAY THEIR “LIFE”
Victims and survivors of domestic violence may give away their life to the abuser due to a number of reasons such as fear; intimidation; low self-esteem; lack of financial resources; homelessness; no transportation; lack of education; a disability; an illness; mental illness, no supportive extended family; no relationship with God, lack of bible based worship church home, lack of friends; no driver license or an inability to drive; lack of life skills/survival skill sets; desire to be loved and cared; desire to have a family and children; and for the sake of the children a dv victim or survivor my rationalize in their mind a two-parent home life in a good neighborhood, good school district, etc. is better than a single-parent home life.
WHEN DID VICTIMS AND SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GIVE AWARY THEIR “LIFE”
Victims and survivors of domestic violence give away their life the moment they allow themselves to continue to be abused by their abuser with no consequences. The abuser must have consequences for their actions of abusing their significant other or their spouse. Consequences can come in the form of 1. jail; 2. anger management counseling; 3. court ordered protective order from the court the dv victim and survivor obtains; 4. legal separation; 5. divorce; 6. paying the medical bills of the person the abuser abused; 7. lost of wages; 8. paying child support; 9. paying court courts\fees\and fines; and 10. a peace bond issued by the court.
BIBLE SCRIPTURES TO READ TO TAKE BACK YOUR LIFE
The bible has 111 bible verses about life. Here are the top 20 popular bible verse about life to help you broken down in four categories.
In The Beginning
- Genesis 1:20 – Then God said “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living water creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens”.
- Genesis 2:9 – And out of the grounds the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden and tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
- Genesis 3:14 –
- Genesis 3:17-18 –
- Genesis 3:22-23 –
Life and Death
- Leviticus 24:17-18 –
- Deuteronomy 30:19-20 –
- Proverbs 14:27 –
- Proverbs 18:21 –
- Romans 5:10 –
Eternal (Everlasting) Life
- John 3:16 –
- John 3:36 –
- Romans 6:23 –
- I Timothy 6:12 –
- John 14:6 –
- I John 5:13
Jesus Is Life
- John 6:35 –
- John 8:12 –
- John 11:25-26 –
So the question on the floor now is WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW TO CREATE A BETTER LIFE FOR YOURSELF AS VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? If you do not have an answer right now, it is okay. I encourage you to pray daily for the LORD to give you an answer to this important question. I want to share this prayer I discovered during my devotion time that has helped me as survivor of domestic violence take back my life. This is a heart murmur prayer entitled “A Prayer For Your Life Purpose”. Please read this prayer and meditate on it daily as you go through as a victim and survivor of domestic violence the process of taking back you life. Sometimes we need the supernatural holy ghost power that only the Lord can give us to make the courageous, bold and positive changes we need as we take back your life from the grips of abuse due to domestic violence.
A PRAYER FOR YOUR LIFE PURPOSE
You knew me (insert your full name here) completely before I was born, and you shaped and destined me for a purpose. Give me a clear vision of all you want to do in and through my life. I desperately need to understand what the hope of my calling is and exceeding greatness of your purpose. Show me the gifts you have put in me and how I can best develop them and use them for your glory. Help me to think big and to pray with great boldness. I want to be open and available for whatever you have for me and not limit your blessings by being unprepared to receive them. And help me to not hold onto things or relationships that are not of you. I want to do your will with my whole heart. Only you know what and who is right for me. Help me to hear your voice and give me the grace and courage to follow your leading when I afraid. May the desires of your heart become the desires of my heart. Enlarge my capacity to believe that you can take what I have and multiply it beyond what I can imagine, in Jesus Christ Name I pray Amen.
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