We could all use a little encouragement. As the saying goes, encouragement sweetens labor giving us the drive we need to push a little more towards our goals. But sometimes, encouragement from external forces are few and far between. As women, we need affirmations. These 15 biblical affirmations for women will help you to keep going when life is rough.
What are Positive Affirmations?
The Oxford Dictionary defines affirmation as:
- the action or process of affirming something
- emotional support or encouragement.
To affirm something is to say it publicly or boldly. A personal affirmation is something positive we tell ourselves. Usually, it is a truth that we want to believe.
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Why Are Positive Affirmations Important?
Research has shown that a good portion of our thoughts is negative (maybe as much as 70%). Not only that, but we tend to have the same negative thoughts repeatedly.
Do you know what happens when a person is told the same thing repeatedly? After a while, they begin to believe it. I’m not a psychiatrist or psychologist but I challenge you to think about what you’re thinking about. As you do, ask yourself a few questions:
- What thoughts come up repeatedly?
- Where did that thought originate?
- How has it affected what you believe about yourself, the people around you, God, etc.?
- What would you change if you could?
After you get an idea of what negative things you’re thinking about, positive affirmations are a way to change your narrative.
Negative thoughts weigh us down and we can’t afford to give the enemy any weapons to use against us. The apostle Paul tells us that we should capture every thought and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Examples of Positive Affirmations for Women
But what are some good positive affirmations? A positive affirmation should emphasize something good about the speaker. It should generate courage and motivate you to accomplish your task.
A positive affirmation is usually in the first person singular and is meant to be spoken aloud. Something about hearing words does more to cement it in our thoughts.
Here are some examples of good positive affirmations for women:
- I am beautiful.
- My worth is not defined by anyone.
- I am capable of achieving the goals I set for myself.
The thing about positive affirmations is that they can sometimes sound very self-centered as though everything depended on you.
As Christian women, we know that the truth is not dependent on how we feel but on who God is. It’s therefore important for us to use biblical affirmations to speak truth over our lives and to ourselves.
I would like to share 15 Bible-based positive affirmations for women.
It’s important for us to base our beliefs on the truth of God’s Word. All of the Bible affirmations below will include the Scripture reference. I encourage you to read the verses in your Bible. Highlight them. Color them. Write them in your journal. Memorize them. Do something to interact with God’s Word so the truth can become partner your subconscious.
“I am” Bible affirmations
Because it’s important for us to speak truth over our lives, here are some positive words of affirmations that are based on what God says about us. When we begin our Bible affirmations with the phrase “I am” it’s a way of claiming them as ours and making them personal.
- I am created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27)
- I am a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
- I am chosen by God (1 Peter 2:9)
- I am God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)
- I am a child of God (John 1:12)
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made by my Creator (Psalm 139:13-14)
- I am His. God calls me by name (Isaiah 43:1)
As you read and study your Bible, I encourage you to make your own list of positive affirmations. But making a list is not enough. Spend a few moments each day to speak those truths over your life. The enemy is out to get you, but you can fight him if you do so wearing the full armor of God.
Biblical affirmations for self esteem
A person’s self-esteem is all about what they think about themselves. Do they have confidence in their abilities? Do they know their own worth? Do they respect themselves?
The enemy likes to chip away at our self-esteem and replace what God says about us with lies. But we can regain that power when we choose to repeat biblical affirmations to improve our self-esteem. Here are some Bible affirmations you can try:
- I am strong and courageous because the Lord is with me wherever I go (Joshua 1:9)
- I am precious in God’s eyes (Isaiah 43:4)
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
- God loves me with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3)
Biblical affirmations for success
Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, admitted that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Our positive words have the ability to improve our lives or to destroy us from the inside out. We can greatly increase our possibility of success when we choose to remain positive.
One way to do this is to choose to speak Bible affirmations over our project and ourselves.
- I am blessed because I trust God (Jeremiah 17:7)
- God’s favor is on me and He will establish the work of my hands (Psalm 90:17)
- I am a light because of Christ and I will walk as a child of light (Ephesians 5:8)
- Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37)
Choose the Positive
Our Heavenly Father loves us. So much so He sent His Son from heaven to die for our sins (John 3:15-16). When we sinned, He offered us grace and the hope of eternal life through Jesus His Son. His Word has many positive words of affirmation for us.
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible tells us about God’s love for humanity. He’s holding out His hand to us today, offering mercy and love.
We are His children (Hebrews 11:5-6). We are his sons and daughters. I am a daughter of the Most High God. So are you. He set us apart so that we could be priests before Him. He crowned us with salvation and called us royal (1 Peter 2:9). My friend, I encourage you to choose biblical affirmations to decree over your life. You’ll be glad you did.
A prayer of biblical affirmation
Father, we come to You today because we want You to speak truth into our lives. We recognize that sometimes the things we tell ourselves do not reflect the truth that comes from You. Help us to not only speak good things over our lives but to also believe only those things that line up with Your word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Have you gotten into the habit of negative self-talk? Positive words of affirmation are important for your emotional health. What’s the one good thing about yourself you’re choosing to believe today?
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