A person who practises daily positive affirmation uses certain words, ideas and quotations to say to themselves to overcome negativity and increase their sense of self-worth.
These self-help techniques, known as positive affirmations, are based on the notion that you can do anything by having a positive outlook; therefore, all you have to do is think and talk positively to reach your objectives.
What The Bible Says About Positive Self-Talk?
Like self-care, positive affirmations place ourselves, fallen men, at the centre of our humanistic, man-worshipping emphasis. This is the point at which such activities become harmful because they include a kernel of truth.
Still, they distort it so that the focus of our concentration and devotion becomes not a deity we have created for ourselves.
✨ Why it is said that Christians Shouldn’t Use Positive Affirmations?
What is good, truthful, honest, beautiful and of a good report is what the Bible commands people to think on. The Bible, it may be said, instructs us to focus on the good. However, the practice of positive affirmations are very different. It is placing oneself beyond the power of God.
✨ Self-affirmations put you at the forefront
Positive affirmations are a humanistic concept that puts ourselves at the centre of our daily meditation, much as we saw with self-care. But the Bible instructs us to choose the exact opposite course of action. God’s Word tells us over and over to maintain our focus on Christ. We turn to him when we need comfort, support, strength and approval. We don’t discover these qualities inside ourselves.
✨ Positive Affirmations Seek to Affirm the Self
Aiming to validate our value and instil in our brains the idea that we matter, positive affirmations are all about affirming ourselves. Nonetheless, the Bible says that we must die to ourselves. Indeed, it is true that every one of us has significance and worth. Our unique destiny was predetermined by God before the foundation of time.
However, Christ alone is believed to be the source of our value and worth. Because they take on the role of Christ in our lives, positive affirmations are harmful for Christians to utilise! When we realise that, when we know who we are in Jesus Christ, we are free from needing to persuade ourselves of our importance and can concentrate on others, valuing and affirming those around us.
✨ Positive Affirmations Assume Power in the Positivity of our own words
The power of our words lies in their confirmation of our innermost feelings. Because doing so somehow makes the problem real, we frequently hesitate to speak up when we sense something is off. Our words have a lot of power.. However, since words are not strong in and of themselves, two forces are at work beneath this power. That’s what motivates the statements.
Denying God is believing that there is inherent power in the act of speaking about oneself in order to change our perception and achieve our goals. And this is the danger that Christians assume when they use affirmations to take control of their future and destiny as God’s children. Giving words authority denies God’s power, which is greater than our words!
✨ Positive Affirmations are technique for Self-improvement
The gospel’s main point is that we are powerless to rescue ourselves. We are utterly lost and unable to save ourselves; we can do nothing. We are capable of improving ourselves and have nothing inside us to work toward. The fact that God created us is the source of our value.
Not only are we mistaken, but if we believe that any words said by man – who is fundamentally dishonest and tragically evil, without any virtue outside of God– can make things better for us, we are incorrect.
Christians who utilise positive affirmations elevate human strength over divine power. In addition to believing in our ability to succeed, we are placing our faith, hope and trust in the teachings of the fallen man.
Positive Affirmations have their roots in the New Age, eastern religions, Buddhism and Yoga. Some say that it doesn’t matter where an activity originated as long as we utilise it to worship God. For instance, some claim that doing yoga is okay as long as it is done just for physical benefit or as long as it is combined with scripture, meditation and worship.
The way that God wants us to worship Him and live as His devoted children is already laid out in His word. It is forbidden for us to take up any activities from the outside world and make them our own, regardless of how wonderful and pleasant they may appear.
Choosing to speak the Bible’s elevating, kindly, self-affirming and uplighting passage over ourselves to feel better about ourselves.