"Lord, may I not so much seek to be consoled as to console..."
There is a prayer posted above my desk at work that I read multiple times a day. Over the past 2 years it has come to mean so much to me as I have often found myself willingly and almost pridefully taking on the role of the victim. "I" have been hurt; "I" have been used; "I" feel like ... The truth is even if a thousand and one I statements are accurate about my life, God has not called me to be a victim. God has created me to be an instrument of peace.
Admittedly, I am lost when it comes to how this plays out.