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by Alan Smith


    The following have been suggested as some ineffective daily affirmations:

  • I have the power to channel my imagination into ever-soaring levels of suspicion and paranoia.
  • I assume full responsibility for my actions, except the ones that are someone else’s fault.
  • I no longer need to punish, deceive or compromise myself. Unless, of course, I want to stay employed.
  • My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgment.
  • I can change any thought that hurts into a reality that hurts even more.
  • I honor my personality flaws, for without them I would have no personality at all.
  • I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me.
  • I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.
  • The first step is to say nice things about myself. The second, to do nice things for myself. The third, to find someone to buy me nice things.
  • All of me is beautiful and valuable, even the ugly, stupid, and disgusting parts.
  • Only a lack of imagination saves me from immobilizing myself with imaginary fears.
  • Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there are no sweeter words than “I told you so.”
  • A good scapegoat is nearly as welcome as a solution to the problem.
  • Just for today, I will not sit in my living room all day watching TV. Instead I will move my TV into the bedroom.
  • I will find humor in my everyday life by looking for people I can laugh at.
  • To have a successful relationship I must learn to make it look like I’m giving as much as I’m getting.
  • I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn from them.

What can we “affirm” daily that will give us the strength we need?
    There’s obviously not a single one of these affirmations that provides a foundation for successful living. So what can we “affirm” daily that will give us the strength we need to face the difficulties that each day bring?

    Let me to share with you two affirmations from scripture:

”[The accusers] had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.” (Acts 25:19)

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works.” (Titus 3:8)

    If we will affirm daily (acknowledging God’s power) that Jesus Christ was not left in the tomb, but is a risen Savior, and if we will affirm daily (acknowledging our responsibility) that we ought to live lives of obedient faith, then we truly have the foundation to meet whatever life sends our way.

    Have a great day!

      © 2002, Alan Smith. Used by permission. This devotional was reprinted from Thought for the Day.

      Title: "Daily Affirmations"
      Author: Alan Smith
      Publication Date: April 2, 2002


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Alan Smith ministers with the Church of Christ in White House, Tennessee and publishes the email devotional "Thought for the Day."

 

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