I affirm that…
…I am beautiful
…I am worthy
…I am blessed
…I am protected
….I am loved
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” – Philippians 4:8
Affirmations are great vehicles of self-motivation, and the best bit is that the Bible is full of them! If you think it, you say it and then you tend to believe it which manifests in the actions you do.
Jesus was our prime example of affirming His faith and identity in God. What He thought and said came to pass, and since He is within us, it is the same for us too.
Affirming positive phrases, words and sentences to yourself is a great pick me up and lifts your spirits when sometimes the only person that can do that is you.
You can also use comparison affirmations to combat different negative feelings like fear, for example:
|I am fearful of…||I can overcome it by…|
|Not fulfilling my destiny||Taking action/making moves|
|Not being good enough||Remember past achievements and blessings, continue affirming how God views me as His daughter|
Here are some of my affirmations I try to say to myself on a daily basis.
“Year 23: The year of joyfulness and patience”
“Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1Thessalonians 5:16-17)
“You are unique and special with your own capabilities, schedule and abilities, there is no reason to compare yourself to others”
So how do you actually affirm something to yourself? In any way you want to really!
You can write it down and repeat it to yourself like a hundred times, you can carry it around with you physically on paper or memorise it, you can stare at yourself real hard in the mirror and repeat it over and over, whatever is comfortable for you.
I love to keep all my affirmations in a bowl and pick one at random each week.
We’d love to see some of your affirmations with the hashtag #IAffirmThat…