Affirmations have grown wildly popular in the last few years and for good reason. Words are extremely powerful and what we say impacts how our lives turn out.

However, we were never created to stand on affirmations alone; we were created to stand on promises.

I’m not saying don’t speak positively and affirm your life because you absolutely should.  It’s a wonderful thing to start the day with affirmations like ‘I am strong’, ‘I am rich’, ‘I am healthy’. But how many of us really believe it after we say it? And, if we don’t believe it, our affirmations are little more than empty words.

Promises are much more powerful than affirmations.

A promise is a guarantee that one WILL do a particular thing, or that a particular thing WILL happen. Think of a promissory note from the bank. When you go to cash it in, you never need to doubt that the bank will have the money to pay you. You’re confident when you hand over that note that you will leave the bank with the money you went in to get. That they won’t cash the check likely never crosses your mind.

While we don’t have those kinds of guarantees with affirmations, we do have these guarantees with God’s promises to us.

God’s promises are His promissory notes that we can cash in by simply declaring and believing them.

How do we know that?

My word NEVER returns to me void but ALWAYS accomplished that which it was sent out to do. Isaiah 55:11

That means that when we speak His promises over our lives, they cannot fall to the ground as empty words. They must accomplish what they’ve been sent to do.

Knowing this gives us the confidence to expect that what we say will come to pass, instead of merely hoping it will.

Find a promise from God that fits your need and start declaring over your life. It’ll get to work accomplishing what you sent it out to do.

Here are a few of my favorite promises:

All things work together for my good Romans 8:28

The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against me will be defeated! Deuteronomy 28:7 (Amen to that one) ????????‍♀️

I am the head and not the tail, above only and never beneath Deuteronomy 28:13