Self Affirmation

I once told a story in my earlier upload about My Social Anxiety Story  I talked about how I grew up as a very shy child with not even a speck of self esteem in me. One of the things that has helped me to overcome that issue is SELF AFFIRMATION.

Self Affirmation, I like to define as a way of intentionally and deliberately SEEING and SPEAKING positive words to myself, about the situations around me and everything in general. This thought and speaking pattern makes me to value myself and see my worth instead of looking down on myself.

There's a lot of power in the words we speak which also translates to what we hear and think about and how we react to situations in our everyday life.

You might think it's just a means to deceive our minds and play it into believing things that we want to actually see or have but it's goes much deeper than that.

Self affirmative words and thoughts aren't just meant for when we feel bad and want to reassure ourselves about something, it should be part of our daily vocabulary in everything we do. I've made it such a habit to think and speak positive words to myself that I don't have to constantly think about it anymore, it has become natural in my thought patterns and conversations.

Our words can have both negative and positive effects on us. The same applies to the words we direct to other people, we should be very intentional about the things we say. Words can heal and can also hurt.

As a Christian, God has put in you the power to use your words to speak to situations and things and command them to change. Every christian should be very intentional about the words they speak, both to yourself and to people around you.

Proverbs 18:20 says;

 “Words satisfy the soul as food satisfies the stomach; the right words on a person’s lips bring satisfaction.”

We have to intentionally make it a habit to speak positive words to ourselves. It shouldn't be neglected even when making jokes. See positivity in every situation around you and keep speaking positive words. 

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  1. Honestly this is truly amazing and it's as a matter of fact the truth. I too can testify, when I started speaking intentionally the right words to myself, things began to turn around ,my perspective about my life changed. Things started aligning in my life. Thanks for throwing more light on this topic

  2. Nice one, really amazing and helpful