These 31 Bible affirmations for success will help you reshape limiting thoughts in the face of new beginnings and times of change. And if you’re utilizing these positive affirmations at the start of the New Year, you’ll find them to also be a helpful support in setting your intentions and resolutions!
There are a lot of misconceptions in the church about using positive affirmations and seeking success. Working toward success can be a stumbling block for Christians who worry that seeking success might be some form of idol worship or that it may indicate a desire to usurp God’s power, all of which will end in a sin-led prideful fall.
With all of this limiting and binding messaging, replenishing our weary selves with positive Biblical language is incredibly healing. Bible affirmations cut through the world’s messaging, saturating our life with hope so that we may live beautiful, satisfying lives that point to God’s goodness. Approaching each day from this attitude of abundance will also make us more likely to spread the good news as it naturally shines forth and spills over into every part of our lives.
Of course, we can do all things positively or negatively, depending on our intentions. If we place our success as the highest priority, we set ourselves up for pride, selfishness, competitiveness, and a slew of dangerous paths. When we see God as the unifying thread of all creation who is working in us daily, there is no danger of mistaking our position as higher!
WHAT DOES SUCCESS MEAN TO YOU?
We all know what the world’s version of success looks like and our own version may mirror some of that with a desire for affluence and the ability to live free financially. Where our version as Christians varies can be found in actualizing different freedoms. Knowing certain truths automatically affirms a level of blessing. These blessings, though they aren’t our own doing, provide a sense of security and spiritual wealth.
Try out these biblical affirmations as a way to reset what success means to you and unleash a positive approach to life as a whole!
- I am dearly loved.
- I am forgiven.
- I am one with Christ and live with great awareness and connectivity.
- I am chosen.
- I am never alone.
- I am never separated from God unless I choose to be.
- I am a Child of God.
- I am a New Creation.
- I do not fear.
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (ESV)
The goals, accomplishments, or breakthroughs you’re working toward become more achievable and more supported when viewed through this divine overarching perspective!
BIBLE VERSES ABOUT SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY
“You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant, He swore to your fathers, as it is today.” Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (HCSB)
Though the first part of this verse serves as a reprimand, the second part offers deep encouragement. Here we see that God grants us power to gain wealth as a way to confirm his covenant. This verse shows that it is God’s will to give you good things.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)
We never have to wonder about our purpose or if our work makes a difference. We were created in Jesus for good works that were prepared for us in advance.
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in usa]”>[a] that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21 (ESV)
Not only does God prepare the works we are destined for but God also prepares and equips us so that we may bring glory to God. A life lived in step with God, having fulfilled our divine purpose definitely sounds like a success!
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)
Here, the translation of the Hebrew word, “esher” means blessed as in having happiness or contentment. If to you, success means living contentedly and happily in the place of your calling, let this Psalm breathe life into your work. Detach from the outcome of your efforts, knowing that you are successful when you are connected to God.
When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn, that the Lord may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’” 1 Kings 2:1-4 (ESV)
King David may have seen his son’s weaknesses or just knew he would face many struggles in leading the people, so he calls him to be strong and courageous in his manhood. The advice that immediately follows seems to be David’s advice on how to maintain this strength and courage; maintain obedient fellowship with God. If David’s sons remained connected to God, they would keep the throne.
We haven’t been promised the rule of a kingdom in the literal sense, but we have been given a promise by God regarding having our needs met!
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
When we seek God first, God will provide what we need spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)
King Solomon repeats the charge given to him by his father and urges us to commit the outcome of our efforts to God, knowing that our plans will be established. The King James Version says that our “thoughts will be established”. How refreshing to see this reversal of committing the end results to God, knowing that all the steps needed in our thinking and our planning will be established or set firmly in place by God! Our link to success here is that God is with us every step of the way as work toward a goal, enriching our lives with knowledge and wisdom.
31 Bible Affirmations for Success
Using Bible verses to support your intentions adds a spiritual layer to the practice, connecting your desires with the desires God has for you. These Bible affirmations for success are powerful medicine!
- I am forgiven. (See Romans 8:1-2.)
- God pours out extravagant grace to me. (See Ephesians 2:4-5.)
- I am holy! (See 2 Timothy 1:9.)
- I am dearly loved! (See John 3:16.)
- I am rescued from my past. My future is secure. (See Romans 8.)
- My identity is in my salvation. This truth is my inheritance! (See Romans 8:14-17.)
- I let go of negative thoughts about myself and embrace abundant life. (See Philippians 4:6-8.)
- I release limiting beliefs, knowing I have what it takes to be successful.(See Hebrews 13:21.)
- I am never alone. (See Psalm 94:14.)
- I am accompanied by God at all times. (See Deuteronomy 31:8)
- I am hemmed in on all sides by God’s providence. (See Psalm 139:5)
- God places a mighty and gentle hand on me. (See Psalm 139:5)
- I am not afraid. (See Psalm 23.)
- I am strong and courageous. (See Joshua 1:9)
- I overcome obstacles and my strength endures. (See Isaiah 40:31)
- I look forward to the future. (See Jeremiah 29:11.)
- I am designed for glorious living. (See Ephesians 1:11-12. I like the Message version for this biblical affirmation!)
- I am empowered by God to do the work planned for me. (See Ephesians 2:10.)
- My work makes a difference. (See Romans 8:28. I really like The Passion Translation for this biblical affirmation!)
- My future is full of hope. (See Jeremiah 29:11)
- I can do all things through the limitless power of Christ which strengthens me. (See Philippians 4:13.)
- I have what it takes to be successful. (See Ephesians 2:10.)
- I am a new creation. (See 2 Corinthians 5:17)
- I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful. (See Philippians 1:5-6.)
- God will finish all that is divinely initiated in me. (See Philippians 1:5-6.)
- I am loving and peaceful. (See 2 Timothy 1:7 and James 1:5.)
- I am patient and kind. (See Galatians 5:22-23.)
- I am powerful yet gentle. (See 2 Timothy 1:7 and Galatians 5:22-23.)
- I am disciplined and wise. (See 2 Timothy 1:7 and James 1:5.)
- I am divinely equipped in my purpose. I do not have to force or manipulate success. Success flows to me. (See Hebrews 13:20-21.)
- I am confident that Rock Eternal has begun a good work and will carry it through to completion. (See Philippians 1:5-6.)
What Makes Bible Affirmations for Success Successful?
Part of what makes bible affirmations for success so powerful is that they help guard your thoughts.
Reminding yourself of God’s promises plants a sensitivity deep within your spirit! When you discipline yourself to speak God’s words over yourself anything misaligned in your own thoughts or the external messages you receive creates discomfort. This discomfort or push back is a great reminder to check in with Jehovah Mekoddishkem (“The Lord who sanctifies/sets you apart.”).
Lest you feel silly when reciting Bible Affirmations for Success, here are 3 verses to guard your thoughts!
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 (ESV)
We make our thoughts obedient in trust that the Potter knows more about the clay than the clay could ever know about itself. That trust is displayed by praying for encouragement and the ability to take thoughts captive. Taking our thoughts captive is a catalyst for success!
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Focus on the good works God has done and be watchful for what is currently being renewed under the Creator’s hand. Bring anything else to God knowing freedom from sinful tendencies is made possible through holistic surrender. Certainly, that is a pure and lovely thought! Using Bible affirmations for success reframes your perspective every time.
Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV)
You have the authority to choose life, growth, and success. Refuse to relinquish that power!
Using Bible Affirmations for Success
What intentions or resolutions have you set for the next season of life? Since these lead you to make a change, you’ll inevitably uncover some doubt over whether or not you can be successful.
Setting an intention goes a long way in how you will experience your growth and success. Whereas resolutions or goals hinge on specific outcomes, intentions are what drive those desires and are what remain whether or not you achieve those goals. This is why they deserve your focus.
Whenever you begin to doubt yourself, battle those limiting thoughts by writing in a few Bible affirmations for success under the intention or resolution. Pin this post so that you have quick access to this list of powerful daily affirmations!
God wants good things for you and will never leave you to figure it all out on your own! You were created to do powerful things and are equipped with everything you need to be successful. Correcting your thoughts and making necessary changes can be hard work but we are told to never grow weary of doing good (Galatians 6:9).
Aligning your heart and mind to God’s promises supplies holy endurance to honor every intention and resolution!