Enough With the Affirmations Already! Or,…Not.

Don’t! Abandon! Your! AFFIRMATIONS! Here’s why!

I stumbled across a Bible Passage that confirms why we need affirmations.

Titus 3:8 says,

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.” KJV

Here it is in context with the verse before and after.

7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

What I get from this is, we are heirs with an inheritance, and we access said inheritance with our words. “Constantly affirm,” it says. And the verse after tells us how our negative thoughts are the the opposite. They are unprofitable to us.

What is profitable to us, to constantly affirm ourselves so that we can access the inheritance that is available to us. What is the inheritance that we are after? I believe it’s the reward for the fulfillment of the mission for which we were sent to complete. Whatever that looks like to you, constantly affirming yourself in that gets you there. But there’s more.. because it’s not just all words… there’s action required too.

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Looking again at this part, “affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works.” I feel this is telling us that as we speak it, then our actions follow. If you don’t feel like doing the things required to fulfill the mission, you might not be affirming yourself in it. Align your affirmations with your mission and your feet will follow. And then we become examples to others so that they can fulfill their mission too.

Not sure of your mission, get in God’s face about it. He’s showing you, and in His presence, He’ll provide the clarity.

Over the past year, I’ve really gotten clear on who God put me here to serve. In this season in particular, it’s focused on women who’ve experienced emotional trauma. He’s sending them to me for coaching and we are seeing rapid transformation.

So my constant affirmation is, “I help women heal and break free.” And my feet daily will walk toward building my businesses to be the very thing God called them to be for this earth.

And I’m will keep speaking and affirming, so that I will keep on doing all that I need to become the woman that obtains her inheritance.

How about you? What does this passage mean for you?

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