We have talked about the secret to your future being hidden in your daily routine. When you change your routine, you change your whole life. One of the best things to include in your daily routine is to daily make positive affirmations. Another way to say ‘positive-affirmations’ is self-talk or a pep talk.
It doesn’t matter how low you begin in life, you can determine whether you’re going to live a life of regrets or you can actually make your dreams bigger than your memories. You can make a list of positive declarations to speak over your life. It can sound something like this: I’m highly favored of God. I’m valuable, qualified, righteous and loved. I’m confident and courageous. I have extraordinary opportunities given to me. I attract God-inspired ideas that produce great wealth. I have an abundance mentality and a prosperous mindset.
You can also speak over your body. I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m healthy and full of energy. Every cell and organ of my body is inundated with the life of God.
You can say: I’m disciplined spirit soul and body. I have a sharp mind. I have the wisdom of God to make the best decisions. I know that all things are working together for my good.
Keep in mind that these declarations may be the direct opposite of what you’re currently experiencing in your life. But little by little, your life will be transformed into the very words that are coming out of your mouth. You see when it comes to overcoming insecurities, a poor self-image, even building your confidence, the most powerful things you can do is to practice this two step process:
- Stop putting yourself down. And that’s not easy. You have to remind yourself that when a negative thought comes to your mind about yourself, STOP it. Never say things like: I look horrible, I look so fat, I hate my life, I never have any energy or I’ll never get married. Don’t speak such things.
- Start building yourself up with your own mouth.
Even if you had been abused or misused, you can restore your self-image with positive faith filled affirmations. The Bible says: David encouraged Himself in the Lord His God. (1Sam. 30:6.) You too can intentionally and consistently encourage yourself to achieve your dreams. Why? Your voice is the most influential voice, in your life.
If you want to see where your life is headed, listen to the words that are coming out of your mouth. Through positive words, you will see insecurities subside, your confidence improve, your courage will go to new heights, your body will get in shape, your marriage will improve, dreams will be achieved, finances increase and most importantly you will become more influential in the kingdom of God as you make God’s mission your mission.
In life there’re always two voices competing for your attention: the voice of faith and the voice of doubt. You cannot talk defeat and expect victory. Joel Osteen says: “don’t use your words to describe your situation, use your words to change your situation.” Your very own words will shape your world. When you constantly give yourself a pep talk, by declaring what you believe about yourself not what you feel about yourself, your actions will eventually line up with your words. Your life will then look like you desire it to look. What are you saying to yourself this week?