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Affirm the Confirmed About You
By McKenzi Matsick
Recently, I had a very dear friend of mine ask me, “Do you speak words of affirmation over yourself?”
It stopped me in my tracks, and I had to reply with her with an honest “no.”
So often in life, it is extremely easy to tear ourselves down. When our stress levels are to the max, and we feel like we are a failure at almost everything we do in some way, shape, or form, those negative thoughts sneak their way into our minds and hearts. Eventually, we start to believe the lies of the enemy, which begin to affect other areas of our lives physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.
I am currently in a massive, busy season of life, and there are days when I am guilty of not opening up my Bible or even simply having a conversation with God to lay everything at His feet. This ends up adding more stress to myself than I already have because I am trying to do every task I possibly can in my own, fleshly control.
Does this sound familiar to anything you are experiencing or have experienced in the past?
Slowly, but surely, I am starting to open up the door to reminding myself of who I truly am in God and who He has truly made me to be.
When people disapprove of my work, instead of feeling like I never do anything good enough, I am going to start telling myself that my work is for the Lord, and He created me in such a fearful and wonderful way that outweighs anything that anyone could say about me and my abilities (Psalm 139:14).
When I feel lonely, I am going to remind myself that God is with me every step of the way in this journey called life (Isaiah 41:10).
When I am insecure about my looks, I am going to speak life into the mirror of a girl who feels like makeup is the only way to look beautiful. We were not born into this world with makeup, but God saw us as we were and found goodness in what He created.
The next time you have one negative thought about yourself come into your mind, fight back with God’s Word. Fight back with truth. Fight back with light that will outshine the darkness of what the devil is trying to place in your life.
Satan wants us to be miserable human beings and to drag us down, but when you can look into the mirror and say, “This is me. This is who I am made to be. This is who God has called me to be,” we can find confidence like never before in the unique, beauty of a life none other than God created.
You were born to this earth with purpose and meaning, and it is 100% okay to remind yourself of that. Affirm the confirmed truths of who your Creator sees you as and ask Him to help you see yourself the way He sees you.
You are loved. You are wanted. You are enough. You are beautiful. You are cherished. You are valued. You are a world changer. You are God’s own. You are brave. You are strong. You are YOU.