Affirmations have recently become a worldwide phenomenon topic. While gaining in popularity, affirmations have also been subject to controversy due the lack understanding. While I truly believe that people fear what they don’t know or understand, I stand by the phrase, “there’s nothing new under the sun.” Affirmations are not new. In my mind, affirmations is simply faith in a new dress.
Affirmation’s definition is to state as a fact; assert strongly and publicly. And one of the main characteristics of faith is to “call into being things that were not.” (Romans 4:17) See the similarities?
Whether you call it affirmations or faith, be sure to state your intentions, your beliefs, or your goals with your whole chest! State it confidently and then follow it up with action. James 2:26 says it like this, “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.”
Some examples of affirmations include:
1. I am significant and necessary
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)
2. I am strong
“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
3. I am powerful
“I have not been given the spirit of fear but POWER, love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
4. I forgive myself for my past mistakes
“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1)