Inside: 24 personal Christian affirmations with a free printable for you to learn how to take God’s word and to replace it with the negative self-talk in your head.
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Our Internal Dialogue
I never realized how damaging my self-talk had become until I participated in the Bible study, Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. For years I was extremely unhappy in my profession, and although I had many plans to leave my job, I could never pull it off.
While working through the study, I recognized my internal dialogue of negative self-talk had been holding me back from my full potential.
The Lies We Believe
We would never talk to others the way we speak to ourselves.
Yet, think for a moment of how you talk to yourself throughout the day. Do any of these sound familiar?
- I’m so stupid.
- That was dumb of me.
- Why did I wear this?
- My hair’s too short.
- I look fat in this.
- That was a dumb thing to say.
- I’m not good enough to do this.
- I can never do what she does.
What Is True?
Our list of what we think is wrong with ourselves goes on and on. And except for exchanging a word here or there, most of our internal tapes are the same. But the truth is – none of it is true.
How do we know that? Ask yourself would you tell your child any of these things about themselves?
Of course not.
So why are we not listening to our parent, Our Father? Instead, we think we know best, and we listen to our internal voice which is tainted by the enemy. Our enemy wants to bring us down, distract us from God, and prevent us from living our best lives.
Why Use Affirmations
Because they work.
You replace the negative self-talk in your head with positive self-talk. But instead of switching the negative self-talk with platitudes that don’t necessarily help you in the long run, we need to replace them with the real truth of who you are.
And that truth is in God’s word. These 24 Christian Affirmations are your identity in Christ.
Benefits of Using Christian Affirmations
Below is a list of Christian affirmations that spell out who you are in God – actual in God’s own words. Repeat these biblical affirmations and replace these truths with the lies currently in your head. Affirmations will help you:
- Live a free life
- Live your true calling from God
- Gain confidence in yourself
- Pass on a loving attitude to your children
- Live a positive lifestyle
- Be a happier mom
- Create a calm household
24 Personalized Christian Affirmations
I am forgiven. 1 John 2:12 …because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.
I am never alone. Heb 13:5 …He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”
God meets all my needs. Phil 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
I am free from condemnation. Romans 8:1 There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
I have a future of hope. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I have eternal life. John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
I am a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!
I am an heir of God. Romans 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
I am God’s workmanship. Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.
I am seated in the heavenly realms with Christ Jesus. Eph 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus
I am loved by God before the creation of the world. Matthew 25:34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
I have been adopted as God’s child Ephesians 1:5 God was kind and decided that Christ would choose us to be God’s own adopted children.
I am a saint. Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus
God takes care of me. Psalm 16:5 No, the Lord is all I need. He takes care of me.
I am accepted. Romans 15:7 Christ accepted you, so you should accept each other, which will bring glory to God
I am blameless. Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
I am a citizen of heaven. Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I am chosen. John 15:16 You did not choose me; I chose you.
My life is restored. Psalm 71:20 Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.
I am strong. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his great power.
I am wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ. Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
I am chosen by God holy and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
I can do all things through Christ. Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Make it Work
Choose one affirmation to memorize until it becomes second nature. Use it to replace the negative self-talk in your head.
Work on a different affirmation each week until it becomes truth to you.
Download these Christian affirmation cards and fill out the form below. Then print them out on nice cardstock and cut them out. Hang up the affirmation somewhere you can see it and repeat it three times a day. Morning, midday and night repeat the affirmation.
For example, every time you tell yourself you are a failure have nearby the card for that week that says you are a saint (Ephesians 1:1).
At first, negative self-talk will still overpower your thoughts, but the more you practice, the easier it will become.
Six short months after I connected my negative self-talk to the reality of my life, I quit my job of 20 years.
For years I was laying the groundwork of research, back up income, and a side-job. But it wasn’t until I learned to believe in myself and talk lovingly to myself, that I could leap towards happiness.
Join me today in freedom of thoughts and see yourself as God sees you. Download your affirmations HERE.