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Harnessing the Power of Words: Affirmations vs. God's Promises



In the bustling world of entrepreneurship and leadership, the words we use profoundly shape our realities. Have you ever considered the impact your words have on your life and your business? Today, we'll explore a critical distinction that could redefine your approach to personal and professional affirmations: the difference between everyday affirmations and confessing God’s Word.


Dive into the Core Topic:

Affirmations, as popular as they are in self-help books and motivational speeches, center around the self. They are statements you repeat to build self-confidence and manifest personal goals. However, there's a more profound, spiritual layer to consider—confessions based on God’s Word.


Unlike standard affirmations, these confessions aren’t just wishful thinking. They are declarations rooted in the unshakable promises of God. By confessing God’s Word, you align yourself not merely with your desires but with what God has declared over your life and your ventures.


Biblical Principles:

What does the Bible say about the power of our words? Proverbs 18:21 makes it clear: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." This principle is pivotal, especially for founders and leaders. Your words aren’t just sounds; they are vessels of power that can create realities or dismantle them.


Consider 2 Corinthians 5:7, "For we walk by faith, not by sight." This scripture invites us to look beyond the immediate challenges and visualize victory through faith-filled words. It’s about speaking things into existence even before they materialize.


Real-Life Story:

Let's bring this concept closer to home with a story about Uncle Felix. His family consistently spoke in terms of fear and sickness, and, sadly, their lives mirrored these declarations. Their story is a stark reminder of why guarding our words is crucial.


Jesus himself demonstrated the authority of spoken words in multiple instances—like when He spoke to calm the storm in Luke 8, or when He healed the Centurion’s servant just by speaking in Matthew 8. If Jesus used words to change realities, how might we, as leaders and entrepreneurs, harness this power responsibly?


Challenge:

What are you declaring over your life and your business today? Are you speaking out of fear or faith? Remember, "Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble" (Proverbs 21:23). It’s not just about avoiding negative speech but actively voicing God’s promises.


Call to Action:

As leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs, the journey to success is paved not only with smart strategies and decisions but also with the words we speak. I encourage you to reflect on this and begin to integrate God’s promises into your daily affirmations.


Discover More:

Interested in diving deeper into how spiritual principles can empower your leadership journey? Explore my Coaching Devotional, join our Spiritual Accountability group, or learn about my process.


For meditation and spiritual growth, check out our resources, or connect with our community, The Nines, for partnership and growth.


By elevating your speech, you not only transform your personal life but also lead your team and your business to greater heights.


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