I bless you with consolation today if you had to be a parent to your parent when you were a child, playing the role of a nurturer, while you yourself needed nurturing, and playing the role of caretaker, while you yourself were in need of care.
I bless you with wholeness if you had to be a scapegoat to your parent when you were a child: the recipient of someone’s wrath…the target of someone’s condemnation…the victim of someone’s irrational behavior and sinful insecurities.
IT IS FOR FREEDOM THAT CHRIST HAS SET US FREE. STAND FIRM, THEN, AND DO NOT LET YOURSELVES BE BURDENED AGAIN BY A YOKE OF SLAVERY
Beloved Child, today, I offer you freedom if you, as a child, were punished for a sin that someone else had committed. You did not deserve the harsh punishment. You deserved to be forgiven, accepted, and comforted.
May you know that a Scapegoat already exists. My name is Jesus Christ. You are set free to let go of your role as a scapegoat, now. You do not have to carry the blame for others’ shortcomings anymore. Let Me become your Scapegoat, because it is for freedom that I have set you free: freedom from blame…freedom from guilt…freedom from the responsibility to carry another’s sins.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourself be burdened again by this yoke of slavery—the yoke of being a scapegoat.
IN MY ANGUISH I CRIED TO THE LORD, AND HE ANSWERED BY SETTING ME FREE
Why do you want to keep your role as a scapegoat? What benefits does this role offer you? Does it diminish your guilt, ease your shame, or remove the condemnation the father-of-lies dumped on you, long ago, as a child?
It is for freedom that Christ came to set you free. But you have an obligation: to surrender the yoke of slavery that has been keeping you in bondage, to the Lord Jesus. Allow Him to become your only Scapegoat.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I invite You to become my only Scapegoat, as I release my yoke of slavery to You.
Maintain an Awareness
So, yes, the deepest urge in human nature seems to be the desire to be important–to matter. But, it is not the PRINCIPLE of wanting to be important that is wrong; instead, it is the way we adapt or the means we adopt to meet this most urgent desire of our hearts.