Our words have power!
Last week I described affirmations this way:
An affirmation is a phrase/statement/scripture/truth that you say out loud to yourself at least once every morning. These intentional words are meant to assist in retraining your brain. We often find it easy to spew hatred at ourselves from within. Having a daily affirmation essentially puts a pipe of positivity down into your heart, so that the words you speak become laced naturally with life-giving, hope-filled, brave, determined, & encouraging everyday vocabulary.
This week’s affirmation:
I love challenges | They bring out the best in me
Romans 5:3-5 MSG We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, & how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary -we can’t round up enough containers to hold everythign God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!
We have the ability to rise to the occasion! Challenges will come. Heck, sometimes that challenge is simply getting out of bed on Monday! Whatever it may be, the challenge arrives. We can will it to stay away, but it will still come. So Chin Up Buttercup, all will be well. Now is your time to shine!
You fall down? Get back up. Stay engaged, grounded, inspired, & show this week the best version of you! I guarantee that at the very least that part of your week will be lovely. Because that’s exactly what you are = Not perfect, but lovely just the same.
Comment below & tell us what you are up to this week, anything fun or exciting? Any specific challenges you already know are on the way? Let us be a witness to each other’s lives & provide an opportunity to encourage one another!
The Mess in Me Honors the Mess In You