You know that little voice in your head, the one who tells you that you’re not good enough?
…the one that tells you that your family is rude or obnoxious or doesn’t appreciate you?
…the one that tells you can’t do it?
Do you have a voice like that? I do, and I think you do, too.
Some people call that voice the enemy. Some people call it the voice of sin or the voice of the flesh. Whatever you call it, it is ugly, and it is not from God.
The Holy Spirit, the other small voice we hear, is an encourager. He builds us up and helps us to overcome. When we learn to tune into his message, we can do anything.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:13
How do you combat that voice? Do you have to battle with it forever?
Six years ago, when I was in the hospital, I learned about the power of positive affirmations. I started using some at that time, and I have tweaked them over the years. I make them on my computer, print them on cardstock, and hang them in different places that I’ll see them throughout the day.
I repeat these affirmations three times whenever I see them, and it helps to boost my mood, calm my spirit, and turn around my bad days.
I realized not long ago that my readers might like them, too, so I set to work compiling all the different ones I’ve made into one printable file.
Do positive affirmations work?
Even though I am a believer with a strong faith, I wanted some evidence that positive affirmations would help me to defeat that nagging ugly voice I hear. Turns out, there is real science behind the power of positive affirmations.
According to an article in the journal Psychology Today, “affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you change your mood, state of mind, and manifest the change you desire in your life.”
The messages you allow to permeate your brain, to really sink in, have the power to actually change your brain, causing new pathways to be formed. And then, of course, new pathways lead to new thoughts, new thoughts lead to new actions and words spoke.
You can totally tip the battle against Satan in your favor, and the Holy Spirit will help you.
What can positive affirmations do for me?
That voice criticizes you. It makes you feel guilty, afraid, angry, and unloved. You constantly worry that you might be screwing up your kids or failing at work.
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