Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Affirmations’

A trial, an illness, financial problems, family problems, or during any situation in life. Regardless of the situation, we can cling to these truths:

*God’s love for me is unchanging.

*God’s purpose for me is Christ-likeness.

*God’s Word is my final answer.

*God’s grace is sufficient for me.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

As I mentioned in an earlier post about affirmations I often use the affirmation, “Lord, keep my focus on you.”  when people are getting on my nerves or are trying to upset me.  I got that simple prayer from the title of this song that I’m going to share with you.  “Lord, Keep My Focus on You” is written by Darcy Stanley and is published by the WILDS.

Lord, Keep My Focus on You 

Sometimes I live my life just as You’ve planned.
Other times I struggle to obey your commands.
Choices I make each day determine if I’ll obey,
and follow You, trusting You.
Guide me I pray.

Lord, keep my focus on You each day,
though I am tempted to go my own way.
Help me to trust in You,
to live my life to honor You.
Lord, keep my focus on You.

Trials surround me Lord, I cry in despair,
though I know you’re with me and You hear every prayer.
Open my eyes to see that You know what’s best for me.
You’re ever near. Calm my fear. This is my plea.

Lord, keep my focus on You each day,
though I am tempted to go my own way.
Help me to trust in You,
to live my life to honor You.
Lord, keep my focus on You.

Even though the theme of this song is a prayer to keep our eyes on Christ through the choices we make each day and when hard times come, I find it a very appropriate prayer when people do things that make me mad, or do and say things that are hurtful.  When this happens, I conciously forgive that person, and say “Lord, keep my focus on You.”  This helps me not to dwell on the situation all day (or all week) and brings my focus back on the Lord.

Read Full Post »

As I mentioned earlier, affirmations are something that I love using to help myself think more positive thoughts.  There are lots of reasons to use affirmations, and there are many Bible Verses that can be used as affirmations too.

An affirmation is a positive statement that helps you find strength and courage to face things, they also remind you of things, they can also help you think more positively about your situation or yourself.

Some affirmations that I personally use are:

  • You’ve handled things like this before……(I use this one when stressful things come up.)
  • God doesn’t give me more than I can handle. (when I have a lot on my plate.)
  • Lord, keep my focus on you. (I use this one especially when people say or do things that upset me or get on my nerves.)
  • The Lord is on my side, I will not fear what man can do to me.
  • What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
  • You’ve performed in front of hundreds of people and done just fine, you will nail it this time like you always do. (I have to use this one when I sing solos…….I get very nervous, so I have to remind myself that I can do it.)

Prayer is a powerful thing and should be our first response to situations, however affirmations can also be very valuable to help us remember things or to help us refocus.  The one I use the most is “Lord, keep my focus on you.”  This one has really helped me.  You know how people say or do things that get on your nerves or upset you and you DWELL on it all day?  (or for the majority of the day.) As soon as I identify that my focus is on the offense, I pray “Lord, keep my focus on you.”  My attitude about the offense and offender change, my focus is on the Lord and off of the person, and I am able to move on with my day with my focus on Christ.

Read Full Post »