In need of Bible Affirmations for Success? Here are a few that can help.
How do you define success? Is it how much money you make, who you know, the amount of followers you have, or the fact that you have achieved some of your dreams and goals?
The way the world defines success is usually focused on earthly, or material possession.
But the way scripture defines success often has to do with all the things that money can’t buy.
One of the words that scripture uses that is synonymous with success, is the term blessed.
The way that the Bible describes those who are blessed, or successful, is different to the way the world views it.
In Matthew 5, Jesus gives His famous Sermon on the Mount. And one of the words we see Him use repeatedly is the word blessed.
He uses this word to describe certain kinds of people, and gives us an insight into how God defines being blessed.
Before we look at a few of those verses, let’s define blessed according to scripture first.
The idea of blessedness is not something that is like fleeting happiness, although the word does usually mean happy, it is more a state of joy that is not affected by one’s circumstances.
What is interesting is that in Matthew 5, the blessedness Jesus is referring to is that of someone who is in a good position.
But what is strange is that He then refers to those who mourn, and that doesn’t seem blessed, does it?
The world wouldn’t equate mourning with blessedness, or any of the other kinds of people or situations that Jesus mentions.
But He is doing this on purpose, because He is making a point.
He is contrasting the world’s ideas of what it means to be successful, happy and blessed, and showing us the true way to all of this.
That is being spiritually rich toward God.
That means that your relationship with God is in the right place, and that He is your true treasure, in all circumstances.
But rather, true success, real happiness, and blessedness come to those who mourn over their sin, who find God’s presence more valuable than all else,
and who seek to follow the path that He has laid out for them, instead of the world’s crooked path.
If you’re hoping to be successful in life, and you have a certain idea of what that looks like or you’re wondering how God sees success,
and desire to have God’s definition of success in your life, here are a few affirmations that are based on scripture to guide you.
Bible Affirmations for Success
There is no greater place than to be in the will of God
“Your kingdom comes, you will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. – Matthew 6:10”
There are so many things in this world that demand our attention, affection and our commitment.
It can be tempting to turn away from God in search of the world’s approval and applause.
Though there is nothing from finding earthly success, whether that is excelling in your career, or having earthly goods.
These are blessings from God, but the most important thing is to do what You do for His glory, because that is what He created us for.
There is no better place than to be in God’s will, and You can ask Him to let His will be done in your life, in all circumstances.
I don’t have to fear because he is always with me.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10”
There are many times in life when we may feel fear rise above our faith.
But for those who believe in Christ, we have the assurance that He is always with us, not only for eternal life but in the here and now.
We can approach every day with the knowledge that He is by our side, and that there is nothing that we need to be afraid of.
We can find comfort, and godly confidence in this truth.
The Lord knows the outcome of this day, so I will trust in him.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6”
It is only human nature to dwell on the outcome of things.
This can often be a great stressor for many, as we hope to achieve a certain outcome and hope to avoid other kinds of outcomes.
In Christ, we can find rest in knowing that He already knows what tomorrow, a year from now, 20 years from now, and eternity holds.
Because He holds it all.
So we can trust Him, and instead of holding tightly onto our own plans and ways, we can rely on His wisdom, and follow the path that He sets out for us.
The Lord is my shepherd, He will care for me, and for my needs.
“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. – Psalm 23:1”
We all have times when we are anxious about our needs.
Whether that is for food, clothing, or even relationships. Whatever it may be, we can come to Christ as our Shepherd, who looks after us, and provides for us, not only through all these means but also by satisfying us with Himself.
He is a good Shepherd, and we can call on Him, and trust Him to provide for us.
God is the Lord of all wisdom, He will guide me and show me the way that I should go.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5”
There is no wisdom that compares to God’s wisdom.
Though we as people may have a certain level of understanding and wisdom, it pales in comparison to God, who is all-knowing.
He knows all things, and He sees and understands the things that we can’t see or don’t understand.
And we can come to that God, who is all-knowing and all-wise, and ask Him to bless us with wisdom in whatever situation we find ourselves in.
I commit all that I do to God, knowing that He will establish my steps.
“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. – Proverbs 16:3”
We can have as many plans as we desire, but it is God’s plans that stand.
There is a lot of wisdom in coming to God with our plans, and asking Him to accomplish them, if it is His will, or to close the door, if it isn’t His will.
We can find comfort in knowing that He is the one who establishes the plans of those who trust in Him.
There is no need to fear man, because God is greater than all men.
“The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted. – Proverbs 29:25”
It is tempting to fear man. Many people struggle with the fear of man, and sometimes this can affect our faith.
But the fear of man, and the need to please people can lead us to compromise or to shrink back in our faith.
In those times when we are tempted to fear man, we can remember that our God is greater than all men, and those who trust in Him will be lifted up.
I have been forgiven by Christ, and can live in this freedom that He has given me.
“For one who has died has been set free from sin. – Romans 6:7”
Many people live their lives completely ridden by guilt and shame. You may be one of those people or experience shame from time to time.
If you are a born-again believer, you do not have to be imprisoned by guilt or shame, because Christ has not only forgiven you but redeemed you.
This means that you can live in that wonderful truth and find freedom for each new day.