Research shows that positive affirmations boost self-esteem and help us develop a positive mental attitude. This helps us cultivate a growth mindset with a positive outlook in our daily lives.
Biblical I AM statements help us place our faith in a faithful God that loves us and desires us to know our true identity! Positive affirmations keep us grounded and keep our eyes on Jesus rather than the storms that are all around us.
When we do things a specific way, the brain forms new neural pathways. The more we do something, the more the brain uses that pathway. And the more often a pathway is used, the stronger it becomes, which makes it much easier to recall. This is good news!
Over time, positive thinking becomes more accessible and more natural because that pathway is becoming stronger and stronger. It will support you in developing a positive mindset and new beliefs about who you truly are! Our actions and behaviours begin to change when we believe in our hearts that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.
I will give thanks to You because I am awesomely and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
-Psalm 139:14 NASB
Positive affirmations train the brain to think positively and reduce negative thinking and self-criticism. With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it is common to have spirals in negative thoughts. Becoming more aware of your thought patterns and feelings is shown to reduce the negative spirals!
Having positive affirmations and I Am statements proactively ready in these moments of awareness can stop the spiral and support your brain in making those new pathways…
ADHD or not, the Bible teaches us that we all have the power to interrupt our thoughts, to take them captive, and we have a choice on what we ruminate on. This is not always an easy endeavour, but a worthy one for sure!
“We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
-2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
Are you ready to break the bondage and lies the enemy tries to tell you and start wrapping yourself in the truth of who Jesus says you are?
As you may have heard, research shows it takes up to 66 days on average for new patterns to take hold. There is no time like the present to get started. What are you waiting for?
My prayer for you today is that you begin to start tuning out the lies that the world has spoken over you and that you would truly start believing in yourself and step into the truth of who Jesus says you are, your true identity, a daughter of the most high.
P.S. If you want more…Check out my printable Biblical Affirmations below.