Affirmations

A few days ago I wrote about believing lies on my Instagram account. I mentioned that when we take our eyes off of Jesus and what He says about us, it’s easier for the enemy to come in with believable lies.

Lies such as:

I’m unworthy.

I’m unlovable.

I’m not enough.

I’m not _________.

 I’m sure you can fill in the blank with your own negative thoughts. These are just the particular ones the enemy likes to use on me.

I recently learned about neural pathways. Without getting into too much detail, the longer negative thought patterns run through our minds, the deeper the “ruts” are (the neural pathways in our brains). Negative thought patterns can be hard to change, but they indeed can be changed. We can rewire our brains and create new neural pathways.

When I decided I needed to create new thought patterns, I thought about which positive affirmations I could focus on. I wanted affirmations that were the opposite of what the enemy has had me believing.

Instead of “I am not enough”, I could say/think “I am capable of great things.”

Instead of “I am unlovable”, I could say/think “I am loving and lovable.”

However, as I thought of these affirmations, they just didn’t sit right with me. Obviously, they were new, so they felt odd…but it was more than that. They felt worldly, and I didn’t like setting my mind on things of this world.

Instead, I began to create scriptural affirmations. I created the affirmations from scripture based on what Jesus says of me. Because all scripture is true, I can then believe it wholeheartedly because it comes from God. Are you following me?

So instead of “I am unlovable”, I can say/think “Jesus, You say I am loved in Galatians 2:20.” (“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, WHO LOVED ME and gave Himself for me.”)

Do you see how going from the worldly view to the Christian view changes it all? Does it change it for you? If you’re used to using postivie affirmations, I challenge you to add “Jesus, you say I am ________ ” and turn it into something from Him. All good things come from Him, so let’s get into the practice of looking to Him for our validation and identity.

I have created two printables for you and they will be emailed out to my subscribers Monday morning (9/27/21). One simply states the scriptural affirmations. The other includes written scripture cards for you to carry around if you choose. I hope you will print them or save them on your device, so when the enemy tries to wreak havoc in your mind, you will have them ready for the battle. (If you’re not a subscriber yet, once you subscribe, the freebies will be sent to your email.)

This has been a game-changer for me, and I pray it is for you, too. The enemy loves to get into our thoughts, but we have the power of scripture and the Holy Spirit to fight him. So let’s do it together!

 

(Sharing a well-known song with you all. I don’t own any rights to this song. It speaks into the battle we have in our minds about what God says about us. We need to learn to believe the truth, my friends!)

https://youtu.be/sIaT8Jl2zpI

12 Comments

  1. Erika

    I love this! So true.

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    • Rochelle

      Thank you Erika!

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  2. Wendy @ One Exceptional Life

    Biblical affirmations from God are far more effective than worldly affirmations. Great reminder.

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    • Rochelle

      Yes! They are so much better. Thank you for commenting!

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    • Patti Burkett

      I agree! Worldly affirmations don’t sit well with me either. I love that you’re helping us remember truth about ourselves from God’s Word.

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      • rochelleb@me.com

        Thank you, Patti!

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  3. Donna Miller

    I love this! And so true … it took some hard work and yielding and cooperating with the Holy Spirit but He has rewired my neural pathways in my brain. And the result has been so much more peace! ❤

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    • Rochelle

      Uff…it IS hard work and something I’m still working on. But so well worth it! ❤️

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  4. Joy Dale

    Love this! Affirmations from Jesus is better than any worldly affirmation!

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    • Rochelle

      Yes! So grateful for His Word that teaches us truth.

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  5. Cheryl Bsldwin

    Rochelle,

    I so look forward to your blog posts. Each and everyone speaks to me and I have been printing and sharing with my “soul sisters” in my Bible study. They, too, love your perspective. Thank you for this gift.~ cheryl

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    • rochelleb@me.com

      Oh Cheryl, thank you so much for your support and encouragement! I’m humbled that you print these to share with your bible study “soul sisters”. Wow. Thank you! I’m so glad they speak to you. God bless you!

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