Appreciating Affirmation


Scripture – “The next day John sees Jesus coming unto him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God” (John 2:29).

Denial – There is no lack or limitation in my life.

Affirmation – When people see me, they see overflow, abundance and more than enough.  They see God in, through and as me.

Once you feel validated by God, people come into your life to affirm who you are. Different from validation which determines who you are; affirmation mirrors the truth that you already know about yourself. People will see your divinity and feel compelled to say something to you about it. Like a magnet, being your authentic self and living from your divine nature draws people to you. They feel the love, joy and peace emanating from you and join you in celebration.

John the Baptist affirmed Jesus, the Wayshower. John saw the light of God shining through Jesus and made a declaration about it (Matthew 3:1-16). “Thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9).” This declaration was in total alignment with the voice of validation that came from heaven. What God said in heaven matched what John said on earth.

The more that you accept your role as a Wayshower, the more you experience people affirming who you are. Although you don’t need people’s affirmation because you have God’s validation, it’s good to know that people hear God’s voice when you speak. It is encouraging to know that others see God through your actions and feel the presence of God in your aura. There is nothing more powerful than the internal presence and power of God manifesting externally to the point that people recognize it and are inspired to be who they are because of your example.

Reflection Question – Describe an experience where you received positive affirmation when you were not looking for it. How did that make you feel?  Did you see it as the other person seeing the God in you?  If not, why not?

Sharing Activity – Share with someone else what you are learning about yourself and allow them to share what he/she is thinking and feeling about himself/herself.

Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.

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