We are learning that two simple words can hold such power over our lives. These two simple words give us ability, direction and create focus. This week our study on affirming ourselves and for ourselves has drawn from Joel Osteen’s “2 Words That Will Change Your Life Today”.
In his handy resource, Pastor Joel writes, ”You can’t talk defeat and expect victory. You can’t talk lack, not enough, can’t afford it, never get ahead and expect to have abundance. If you have a poor mouth, you’re going to have a poor life.”
As we continue creating and working on finalizing our Daily Affirmations here are some suggestions on how you can take yours to the next level. Transforming your transformation:
1. Affirm in the most important moment; this one, right now.
Your affirmation should always be in the present tense. Describe the situation you are seeking, your desired result and boldly declare it as already being true.
2. Be positive
Our subconscious mind ignore or block out the word “not”. So, get rid of it. Rather than writing “I am not afraid of sharing in public”, which gives us the message that you are afraid. Instead assert, “I am completely comfortable publicly sharing my thoughts below.”
3. Be concise
Shorter is better. Affirmations with fewer words are often easier to recall, especially in situations when you feel some stress. Rhyming makes your affirmations even more memorable.
For example, “I am in accord with the Lord!”
4. Include action
Affirm yourself as a person who takes action. You are your own action hero! Definitive Action manifests new results in our lives and opens us to further inspiration.
For example, “I am in accord “Becoming” with the Lord!”
5. Include a feeling word
Powerful affirmations include content and emotion. Content describes the specific outcome that you desire. Emotion gets to the heart of how you feel about that outcome. For a more potent affirmation, add both elements.
For example, “I am in accord and loving “Becoming” with the Lord!”
Simple differences? Not really. God is in the details. One word more, or less can be multiplied exponentially. Remember “Becoming” = All x ∞
In a Bible Study I’ve been leading, by utilizing this process that I’ve been sharing here, we then took time to each write seven different, unique affirmations for ourselves. We then shared and compared. Nurturing and supporting each other as we worked on revisions. In the end our shared goal is to develop three strongly crafted affirmations for each of us and then begin using them along our own paths to “Becoming”.
Since I’m writing this before this evening’s class, I can not yet share some of our examples, but will do so tomorrow.
Meanwhile as we continue tweaking, fine tuning, improving, growing, learning, “Becoming”! You can ( and will) immediately put into action as daily, consistent declarations of your new found truths. Go ahead and share them below, adding to the level of boldly declaring your new focus, intentions, aspirations and raising the volume on your receptivity of their success. As I step aside for today I affirm:
“ I am living expectantly eagerly anticipating our shared success.”