Are you constantly worried as an entrepreneur? Worried about making enough money, finding clients, choosing the right next step for your business, or that it won’t work out in the end?
It’s normal to feel all of these thoughts start to creep in at various stages of starting and running an online business.
But I’ve got good news.
As Christians, the Bible calls us not to worry but to instead put our trust in God. This sounds great and all, but if you’re struggling with worry, how do you actually start trusting in Him with your business?
Biblical affirmations are great way to get started.
Affirmations and are they Biblical
The word “affirmations” has been hijacked by the new age people. Basically, they use affirmations as a way to say a bunch of good things about yourself so you feel confident. But just because it’s used in that way doesn’t mean it’s not Biblical, so don’t discount it just yet.
Here we are going to use affirmations to mean repeating an affirming verse or Biblical principle over and over to change our thoughts about that fear or worry so that God’s truth replaces the lie we’ve been believing. This is the beginning of creating a Biblical mindset.
We can see in Deuteronomy 6:6-9, God is reminding the children of Israel to always remember His words.
Then we see in the New Testament how important it is to change the way we think.
To me, it’s clear that God wants us to keep our thoughts focused on Him and a great way to do that is to remember His words and using them to affirm His truth in our everyday lives. Hence, biblical affirmations.
How to use Biblical affirmations to stop worrying
Worry comes from thoughts that aren’t based in Christ.
Maybe it’s doubting that you’ll have enough (when He says you always will).
Maybe it’s doubting that you know which decision to make (when He says He will guide you through the Spirit).
We all have default thinking that’s running subconsciously. Whether it’s from how you were brought up or from the people around you, you have thoughts that your brain operates by every second of the day to make sense of the world around you.
But not all of these thoughts are in alignment with what the Bible says we should be thinking.
So how do we fix this?
This is where Biblical affirmations come in.
The first step is to identify a verse or a short passage that speaks to what negative thoughts you’re battling right now.
The second step is to believe the truth and significance of what this Scripture says and that it applies to your life. An effective way that I tell my clients to do this is to get somewhere quiet and read the verse. Then write down your thoughts and feelings about it. Here are some questions to help you get clear on that:
- How can it apply to your life?
- What does it say about God and who He is?
- What does it say about how God sees you and who He is to you?
After you’ve really seen that the verse has meaning for you and your life, now you will start the daily habit of repeating these verses as daily affirmations. Do it when you first wake up and before you go to bed. Also, say them anytime you catch worry trying to creep into your thoughts.
Don’t just read them off the page. Say them as truth. Even if it’s hard for you to 100% believe right now, say it as though it is truth because it is.
After you’ve done this for a while, usually 21 days or more, your old thoughts will start fading away and you’ll have these new thoughts, these Biblical truths, as your new thoughts.
This is you changing the way you think to be more Christ-like!
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7 Bible verses to use as Biblical Affirmations to stop worry
Here are 7 examples that you can use to start overcoming worry. All are from the CSB version.
“8 This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to meditate on[a] it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do. 9 Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“23 A person’s steps are established by the Lord,
and he takes pleasure in his way.
24 Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed,
because the Lord supports him with his hand.”
11 For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
31 So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God[c] and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. 34 Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
28 “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith without doubting.[b] For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
These 7 verses are a great way to get started using Bible verses as Biblical affirmations to change your worried thoughts to thoughts of peace. If you want these verses in a list along with some journal prompts, grab your free 7 Biblical affirmations guide.
Of course, you don’t have to use this list. If the Spirit leads you to another verse, then of course you should use that one.
The same principles apply: Believe that it’s Truth and repeat it daily as Truth until it becomes your new way of thinking and the old has passed away.
If you still need support around changing your thoughts so you can make progress in your business, then I would love to invite you to book a Biblical mindset coaching session with me. This is where I use coaching techniques combined with Biblical principles to help you overcome these issues holding you back. It’s amazing to see where the Spirit takes us and what He reveals in these sessions. Book your call today to get started.