10 Affirmations to Overcome Negative Thinking

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So many of us walk around thinking of ourselves as defeated, a failure, unworthy and unlovable. Sometimes it is that way because of past hurts or abuse or because something we had hoped for just did not work out the way we had planned, or because of feeling less than others around us.

 


The problem is once you see yourself that way, you will start speaking of  that way and eventually it will lead you to a life of negativity. It becomes a generational cycle!

 

The Word of God says wonderful things about us. These very words give life and are the words we should choose to believe. For example, one of my favorite verses is 1 Peter 2:9. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood…God’s special possession” (1 Peter 2:9). “Chosen people” means God chose you. Not the other way around. And He chose you for great and lovely things.

If you happen to be one that does not struggle with negative words or thoughts, that is fantastic. However, there are many who fight with these negative thoughts and therefore it comes out in our speech.

Below is a list of affirmations found in the Bible that will help you in your daily lives.

  • “I am rooted and established in Love” [Ephesians 3:17]
  • “My soul will prosper” [3 John 2]
  • “I will prosper” [Jeremiah 29:11]
  • “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” [Psalm 139:14]
  • “I will bear much fruit” [John 15:5]
  • “I am the head and not the tail” [Deuteronomy 28:13a]
  • “I am above and not beneath” [Deuteronomy 28:13b]
  • “I am a blessing” [Genesis 12: 3]
  • “I am blessed and highly favored” [Luke 1:28]
  • “I am royalty” [Isaiah 62:3]


It takes 21 days to form a habit. Over the next 21 days, let’s say and think what God says about us. Not what we say or think. Not what others say or think. Only what God says.

 

 

 

 

FACING MY FEARS

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Courage is developed by embracing our greatest fear & not being deterred by them. You’ve heard the ole saying,  “Your Thoughts dictate your Actions”, or “You are What you Think” & don’t forget   “As a man Thinketh So is He”, Proverbs 23:7.

We all  have encountered a something in our lives where we were challenged in facing a fear that we really did not want to deal with.

Eleanor Roosevelt said:

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror; I can take the next thing that comes along . . . .” you must do the thing you think you cannot do.
That is how things began to change for me. I knew that in seeking my security and strength in the approval of others, I was not being true to myself.  Fear of not being liked was making it easy for me to be controlled by  people.  However, I found the only person that  I needed to be controlled by is Christ.

Recently, I was faced with making a life changing decision. The first thought they came to my mind was, What would others think? & or How would they react once the decision was made?

Immediately, I had to catch myself.  And remember my thoughts & my decisions are not based on what others think? or How they behave. But they are decided based on my beliefs and my values.
If I can offer a Word of Advice to One who may have  problems with making

Life Changing Decisions……….
1-Gather up all facts, information & history
2-Do your Homework
3-Don’t decide out of anger, frustration & or bitterness
4-Don’t worry about What others might Think or Say-(Everyone is entitled to their own personal opinion)

 

How to Turn Disappointment into Triumph

Disappointment is a part of life. Change is stressful and when disappointment strikes whether in relationships, work or health, the stress increases. Because life is all about change-the part of yourself that wants everything to remain the same isn’t realistic.

 

Here are 7 proven steps to Turning Disappointment into Triumph: 

1-Take Care of Yourself

Take walks and go out into nature. Seek the company of positive friends. Being good to yourself is important.

2-Define Success on your Terms

This is not a competition. Many people have their own definition of success. You decide and stick to it.

3-Find the Value in Failure

Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts” .

4-Focus on the process-not the end result

It is easier to be mindful when you focus on action steps. This doesn’t mean you stop setting goals and measuring your progress toward them. Let each step find your sense of accomplishment. 

5-Know that it is not about you

Sometimes there are things beyond our control that have nothing to do with us what we did or didn’t do.

6-Be Honest and Learn from your Mistakes

Sometimes we are in denial about our past mistakes. There is always a lesson to be learned and then move on.

7-Find Opportunities in Adversity

When we think differently, we might not get what we want but we are more open to go after what we need.

Today, I challenge you to use your setbacks as a set-up to push you forward. Let go of how you think life should happen and focus on the Disappointment as an Opportunity to propel you to the next level in life!

 

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How to Change your Thinking & Win at Life

Winning is more about how we choose to think versus the circumstances we face!

Here are four characteristics that can help you develop and maintain a winning mindset.

 

 

  1. Define your Win– If you don’t define it, you will keep yourself subjected to confusion about your success and your failures. Find out what’s important for you in your personal life, career and health. For an hour of two, set aside your ego, and also your guilt, and think about what a win would look like to you.
  2. Set goals –Start by setting goals in the three areas of life: work, relationships, and health.
  3. Find inspiration and motivation– Setting goals isn’t enough. The next step helps you to find a way to convince your brain to stick to that goal and get inspired about how to move ahead. The best way to find motivation is through books. Go find 2-3 books that can keep your inspired and stay persistent; read them again and again. A few books that worked for me were: 1. The Battlefield of the Mind 2. Rich Dad Poor Dad 3. The Bible
  4. Create habits –Learn to work with an excellent spirit. Challenge yourself. Make it a routine to commit yourself to and demand exceptional performance from yourself.

 

Learn to find WIN with the smallest bits of work that help you reach your goal. Then stay committed and strive to live them daily.

I found that successful people with WINNING ATTITUDES; they don’t really search for success, but instead they set habitual routines into their lives, consciously or unconsciously, and seek out the best way forward.

 

 

THE POWER OF PRAYER

If someone were to ask me what is the common denominator of Marriage, Motherhood & Ministry, I would honestly have to say, Prayer!

There is Power in Prayer! Theologians have written about it, our leaders have spoken about it and recently scientist and medical experts are finding that Prayer Works!

 

The Power of Prayer Book

 

We must constantly pray for our Marriages, Ministries & Our Children!

Prayer is communication with God.  It is talking and then listening to what he has to say in return.  I found it is easy to keep talking to someone about your problems, your dilemmas and mistakes.  But the Art of Prayer is in the Listening.  Can we Listen to God once we have spoken and made our Request? We give him a detail list of what’s not working, how we are feeling & what needs to be fixed in our lives.

Have you Mastered the Art of Listening? or Are you Monopolizing the Conversation?

I know this might seem harsh.  Well, it’s because I have been in that place where my prayers were All About Me! I call it the What About Me Season! Does Anybody Care how I feel? Is Anyone Listening?

Through Prayer, I received a short but sweet answer that went something like this.  YES, I MOST CERTAINLY DO!

MARIA, YOU SERVE A GREAT BIG GOD WITH GREAT BIG PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE & IT IS MUCH BIGGER THAN YOU THINK!!

THANK GOD FOR THE POWER OF PRAYER!!

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