I love positive affirmations. If you are ever looking for ways to encourage yourself. Positive affirmations will definitely do it for you. It helps to build your hope and faith. Affirmations give hope. As Christians, we understand the importance of speaking things into existence. We understand our words have power. In fact one of my favorite scriptures Job 22:28 says, “You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.” There are thousands of positive affirmations out there you can use as a source of encouragement. One of the things I have started to do is taking the Word of God and turn them into affirmations.
In life, you have to intentionally remind yourself good things shall be your portion. Everything is working together for your good. This too shall pass! Hard times don’t last forever, they have an expiration date. Life happens in seasons and you don’t always have control of the things that happen to you. But you can control the way you react to them. You can control the things you speak over your life. Meaning, not because you’re going through a season of drought or bad things are happening one after the other you’re going to join in and start speaking negatively about your life. Like, “nothing good will ever happen for me, I’m never going to buy my own house. etc. You NEVER agree with your circumstances and that’s where many believers go wrong. You never accept the enemies junk. Friend, we believe what we speak and if you’re only professing negative things to go along with what your current situation is showing you. Nothing good will happen to you.
You have to intentionally choose to speak good things over your life. In those moments when your situation looks hopeless choose to speak affirming words over your life not words of defeat. In the land of the living, you have to be hopeful. As a child of the most high God. You cannot live a life of hopelessness. You have to reject it because that is not your portion in the name of Jesus. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God’s plans concerning you involve prospering you and giving you hope and a future. So anything less than what the word says is from the enemy and you ought to cast those thoughts and speaking out of your life.
Hope and faith are one
Now hope and faith work hand in hand. You can can’t have faith and not hope or vice versa. Hebrews 11:1 tells us “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” We activate the word of God by faith. When you begin to declare these affirmations daily you begin to believe in them more by confessing daily. Then they begin to take root in your life and transformation and change takes place. The word of God is spirit and life John 6:63. So don’t think when you’re speaking recklessly over your life nothing is happening. It’s happening in the spiritual and you may not see the damage right away. But the enemy will use your words to keep you stagnant in life. When you’re going to a job interview what are you declaring? Are you stepping out in faith, declaring favors in the sight of whomever the interviewer will be? Do you remain hopeful after the interview speaking the word over your situation? Greater is He that is within me than those who are in the world applying for the same job? Are you declaring God will single you out for the blessing?
Affirmation, affirmation and more affirmations should be part of your daily routine as a Christians. It is the best way to build your faith and put the word of God to test in your life. Don’t be afraid to challenge God according to His word. Don’t be afraid to remind Him of what His word says. Don’t be afraid to hold Him accountable for every word He spoke to His disciples. Remember Apostle Paul said in Hebrews 6:13, “When God made his promise to Abraham since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself.”
Friend, I remember when I was younger and I would get in trouble at school for things I did not do. When I got home my mom would question me about it and I would say “mom, I swear I did not do it.” Or even when I was trying to convince my friends about something, I would say, “I swear to God.” Back then I would even hear others swear on their mothers or father’s life. But do you know why people swear even though the Bible warns us not to (now I know better)? They do it because it’s a promise, a vow or giving their word on something. It’s a true statement! They want you to believe. God swore by none other than Himself because He knew the vow He made to Abraham, He would uphold it. When you make a promise to someone and keeps it, that person now sees you are a man or woman of your word. They believe in you. Try making promises to people and don’t keep it. Then the next time give them your word on something and see if they’ll take you seriously. I’m pretty sure we both know they’ll be skeptical or they won’t believe you. They will see you as a liar.
- Though the challenges of life may arise, I will not fear, my God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. – Psalm 46-1-3
- Even when I don’t understand, I will trust the Lord with all my heart, I will not lean on my own understanding. I will submit all my plans and all that I hope to be to Him AND He will make my paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
- Because my hope is in the Lord, He will renew my strength. I shall soar on wings like eagles, I will run and not grow weary, and I will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31
- I will have every request I have made to God, He will grant me what I hope for! –Job 6:8
- I will be secure because I have hope. I will look and take rest in the safety of the Lord. I will rest and no one will make me afraid and many will court my favor. – Job 11:18-19
- I have gain access by faith into the grace of God in which I now stand. I will boast in the hope of the glory of God. There is glory in the midst of the challenges of life they produce perseverance, character, and hope. And my hope will not put me to shame because God’s love has been poured out into my heart through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to me. Romans 5:2-5
- I know the plans God has for me. He plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future. –Jeremiah 29:11
I pray these seven affirmations inspired by the scriptures will be nourishment to your soul. God is so faithful and desires the BEST for His children. Though at times it may seem like things aren’t working in your favor. Please know you have the power to turn it around with your words. You have the power to declare whatever you want to see happen. You can speak to the atmosphere and command it to favor you. Jesus spoke to the wind and command it to be still. He spoke to the fig tree and commanded it to be dried up because it did not bear any fruits. Friend, do you get my point? Do you see the importance of declaring things out of your own mouth? You don’t need a pastor or some prophet to speak things into your life. God has given you the same power to speak those things. Don’t be afraid to speak them.
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