These 31 Bible affirmations for success will help you reshape limiting thoughts in the face of new beginnings and times of change. Utilizing these positive affirmations are also be a helpful support in setting your intentions at the new year or when charting any new beginnings with God!
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!
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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 pushback 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!
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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 remains 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!
DONNA MILLER says
Rachel, you are an amazing writer. Everytime I read a post from you, I walk away so filled up. I love these Biblical Affirmations and spoke them over myself as I read through. Very empowering when we armor up with God’s truth.
God does want great things for me and will never leave me to figure it all out on my own. I am created to do powerful things (and move mountains) and I am equipped (through Jesus) with everything I need to be successful. Correcting my thoughts and making the necessary changes was very hard work at the beginning, but I can testify to the fact that it would be MUCH harder to remain stuck.
Thank you Rachel for another beautiful and edifying post. Be blessed sweet friend. You have blessed me so much. ❤
I appreciate your encouragement so much, Donna! Digging in to find these Bible affirmations for success was definitely a blessing for me! And that is such a great perspective on how it would be harder to remain where we are, stuck in old thought patterns! I’m so glad we’re persevering toward the freedom God wants for us. Lots of love to you!
Carla Gasser says
I love how all of these affirmations are grounded in the truth of scripture. This is such a helpful tool that I will share with many who need to claim God’s promises and walk in freedom. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks, Carla! When I first started using positive affirmations I found myself very distracted with questions on how they worked and if I could believe them enough to manifest what I was speaking over myself. Thankfully, God already provides us solid promises about our identity and our future. If there is something within those promises that we question, we have an open invitation to enter into the throne room confidently and discuss in prayer. This why Bible affirmations for success and any area of life means so much to me. You’re so right on how they bring freedom! I appreciate you taking time to read and comment, as well as share with others.
Yvonne Morgan says
Thank you for this wonderful list and encouragement. God does want us to succeed as long as we don’t put achievement above Christ. I love your post. Thanks for sharing
Yes, of course, this is true. But if we’re putting ourselves above God in any area of our lives, that’s an entirely different thing altogether! God promises that when we take delight in him, he grants the desires of our heart. This is because when delighting in God our desires become aligned with what God desires for us and has prepared us to do long ago. When all of this comes together, we are certainly rewarded with success. Thanks so much for reading and commenting with such thought-provoking feedback, Yvonne!
Mary Armand says
This is such a powerful post! I love how each Biblical affirmation for success is confirmed with a scripture. I am sure this took a lot of effort to write and I appreciate you sharing it with us! Pinned for future reference.
My pleasure, Mary! When I first started using positive affirmations, I found myself second guessing their validity. Using Bible affirmations put an end to the questioning because we can trust fully in God’s promises both in our lives and the lives of those we love.
Dawn Ward says
What a wonderful compilation of scriptures to press into as we struggle with our calling and life in general. I am excited to share this wonderful blog with my son who will be encouraged by these verses. Thank you.
I’m honored to have you share these with him. I’ve just prayed that God use these verses and Bible affirmations for success to bring encouragement to your son in a personal way and to help him keep his eyes on God in all his pursuits!
I’m a new believer in speaking the Word in affirmation over myself. This is a thoroughly engaging post on that subject and it reads like a stu DC y in yhe Psalms! Have you ever used the Psalm Hymns for singing affirmations to your soul?
I have not. Tell me more, please!
I agree positive affirmations can seem negative to some Christians but l 100% agree that God wants us to live in positivity and that begins with a sound mind because of God’s power in us. Thanks for your uplifting post!
My pleasure, Ava! I appreciate your encouragement. We can’t go wrong when seeking to include more of God in our lives!
This is such an encouraging post a d I loved how you set it up by saying “ 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. ”. We so need God’s word at the forefront of our minds! Thank you!
Agreed. It is incredibly grounding and protective to our mind, body, and spirit to have God’s word near our heart!
Pam Morrison says
I love affirmations or declarations to speak over myself and I always encourage others to do this spiritual exercise. It’s so helpful in building us up. I love your comment, “A life lived in step with God, having fulfilled our divine purpose definitely sounds like a success!” Yes, our success is truly being one with God.
Thanks, Pam. I love tucking that idea of success in my heart. It helps me release any attachment to a specific outcome and stay more present each step of the way. I still do my best but find far more contentment!
Number five is my favorite: I am rescued from my past and my future is secure! Meditating on this list of biblical affirmations is sure to help as we strive for success.
We all need a confidence boost here and there. Using God’s promises lets us move our eyes off ourselves and onto God, where identity is secure. I can’t think of a better encouragement than that! Thanks for reading, Summer!
Sandra black says
We do need to remind ourselves of all the goodness and strength etc. we have in God and it is the best way to guard our minds.
Yes! It definitely keeps me grounded and helps prevent (or at least cut short!) any pity parties and envy of others’ successes!
Sheryl Mendoza says
Hi, Rachel! Love this post so much! It is so uplifting! I will also pin this! I always love reading your writings. God bless you and keep blessing us with you!
Thank you, Sheryl! I’m so glad you enjoyed these Bible affirmations for success. I hope they continue blessing you in the new year!
Betty R. says
I love love these bible affirmations, pinning for later, thanks for sharing.
This is perfect timing for me to read your post about 31 biblical affirmations for success. Scripture is powerful and renews your mind and puts you on the perfect path for success