I’m a believer in affirmations— calling those things which be not as though they were(Romans 4:17).
Affirmations are positive statements that can help you overcome self-sabotage and negative thoughts. They can improve your mood, boost self-esteem, increase motivation, help you solve problems, and boost optimism.
Some people incorporate affirmations into their morning routines. A prep to help them get through whatever it is the day will bring. I affirm at night just before I snooze – my nightly affirmations.
Why do I do this at night? Nighttime is when I feel at my very best. I come alive. Mornings, nope, my mornings are not it at all. My mornings are almost always uncoordinated, so ruled out.
However, no rule says affirmations are only effective at a certain time. Just do it whenever it’s convenient, and it doesn’t have to be in front of a mirror. So long as you are speaking words and your words speak life.
Moreover, Do you know the bible is an encyclopedia of affirmations? Every book of the bible, hidden within the verses and yet in plain sight, lies gems waiting to be discovered – Isaiah. Psalms. Proverbs! Books which remind me every day how God sees me and the plans he has towards me, “Plans for welfare and not for evil, to give me a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11.
But do you know that there is a difference between just speaking positive words and declaring the word of God over your life?
But seriously, here’s why you should not just speak positive words, but boldly declare scriptures any chance you got – nightly affirmations, morning affirmations whichever suits:
Speaking God’s word is reminding him of his word
“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD shall take no rest for yourselves, nor give Him any rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth” Isiah 62:6. God knows what you need, and yet he demands that you ask, right? Now you’ve asked, and God says, remind me of my word. And again in Numbers 14:28, he says, “Now tell them this: ‘As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very things I heard you say.”
It builds faith
And you know that without faith, it is impossible to please God. And how do you build faith other than what you are consistently absorbing? – So faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God(Romans 10:17. Choose to hear only what the word of God says concerning your situation.
The word of God cannot but come to pass
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it(Isiah 55:11). Sure banker, people. The word of God Can Not fail. Search for the scripture that speaks to that situation you are going through.
Am I blowing your mind already?
It helps with the wait
God’s promises may seem as though they delay, and even when it feels as if God is not doing anything, regularly speaking scriptures will help you go through wait seasons.
It holds you accountable
You can’t be declaring Proverbs 18:16 – My Gift will make room for me and bring me before Kings and then fold your hand doing nothing. Let’s see if that word won’t flog you – literally.
I didn’t mean to preach, but I’m afraid I came with the whole pulpit. Without much ado, find below a sneak peek of my nightly affirmations. You can adopt them or find unique bible verses that speak directly to your own soul.
Powerful scriptural affirmations to declare before you retire at night
When affirming, make sure to personalize. Replace ‘They’ with ‘I’ and anywhere else appropriate.
Whoever touches me touches the apple of His eye— Zech 2:8
A thousand shall fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand; but it shall not come near me – Psalm91:7
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance – Psalm 16:6
I am a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of my God – Isiah 62:3
I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth fruit in my season; my leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever I do shall prosper. Psalm 1-3
No longer will I build houses for others to inhabit, nor plant for others to eat. I will fully enjoy the work of their hands – Isiah 65
I will not labor in vain or bear children doomed to disaster; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD—they and their descendants with them Isiah 65
No woman in my family will miscarry or be barren – Exodus 23:26
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