Have you asked God to anoint you for your ministry in writing? Or any of your ministries. Or any thing He has called YOU to do. Let’s say He has and you struggle with remembering that call.
Here are a few affirmations (words of encouragement for yourself--spoken aloud) for you to try:
God has anointed my writing (or whatever it is: mothering, business, marriage.)
He has anointed:
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
He has called me to do things He will enable me to do.
I can speak words that God has called me to say and I can do it with His power.
He has given me work that will bring glory to Him.
I will encourage others and lift them up daily.
He has called me according to His purpose for my life.
Power, ability, efficiency, and might have been given to me through the Holy Spirit because of the anointing he has given me.
Words are powerful—my words can help change others’ lives for the better and draw them closer to God.
I speak and write in accordance to God’s will.
I can speak blessings into the lives of others and myself.
When I pray about something, I leave it with God and trust Him to take care of the matter.
My words are in agreement with my prayers.
Joyce Meyer has a new book about the power of words and is speaking on this topic. Her television show focused on her new book the week of Sept 10.
God had already been speaking to me, too, about the power of my words on my own walk. In psychology we use affirmations to overcome negative self-talk. I pray that these affirmations, intended for Christians, will be helpful to your daily walk with God and in the resulting rewards you will reap for the Kingdom!
You will notice that many of my affirmations above include paraphrases of scripture. Do you have any particular scriptures that speak to your heart, and if so, do you speak them aloud to yourself as a reminder? Care to share?
Okay, I had to add this from Teresa Mathews, after her comment gave me Holy Ghost bumps:
This is a "reminder of the power of God's anointing in our lives. Isaiah 10:27 tells us "And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing." God's anointing will tear down any yoke of bondage in our life if we allow Him to do it!
And we also need to be mindful of the power of our words. Proverbs 18:21a "Death and life are in the power of the tongue..." What a great reminder to watch what we say. I am up there with everyone else that mumbles and complains, but I am going to try to do better with what I confess with my mouth. I want my words to be a blessing to others and to myself. "
Thank you Teresa!
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