Creative Affirmation Techniques: Crafting Encouraging Messages

But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, giving thanks to his God.<br />


“Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”


Ephesians 4:29 (NLT)


In the realm of personal growth and spiritual nourishment, creative affirmation techniques hold immense power. Drawing inspiration from Ephesians 4:29, which encourages us to speak words that are good and helpful, these techniques enable us to craft messages of encouragement that uplift and inspire ourselves and others. 

In this devotional, we will explore the significance of creative affirmations and provide practical strategies for incorporating them into our daily lives.

Words are more than mere sounds or symbols on a page; they carry tremendous power to shape our thoughts, emotions, and actions. The Bible reminds us that “the tongue has the power of life and death” (Proverbs 18:21), highlighting the profound impact our words can have. 

When used wisely and intentionally, words can become tools of empowerment, healing, and transformation.

Creative affirmation techniques involve crafting messages of encouragement, either for ourselves or others. These messages can be simple phrases, affirmations, or declarations that speak truth and positivity into our lives. 

By consciously choosing our words and focusing on the good and helpful, we cultivate a mindset of hope, resilience, and self-belief.


Strategies for Creative Affirmations

There are various ways to incorporate creative affirmations into our daily routines:

  • Write affirmations: Take time each day to write down positive affirmations that resonate with you. Place them where you’ll see them often, such as on your mirror, desk, or refrigerator.

I take time every year to write out my life in 10 years. It consists of about 2-5 pages and includes details about every aspect of my life. From my relationship with my kids and Jenna to where the business is and how many people are attending my events! I even talk about what amenities my privet jet will have. 

The key here is to write it in future tense. Write it is as thought it was already happened!

  • Speak affirmations: Repeat affirmations aloud to yourself, especially during challenging moments. This practice helps reinforce positive thoughts and counteract negative self-talk.

I do this quite constantly.  I will remember when I read this book that told me to do this. I felt sooooo dumb when I said nice things about myself and where I was heading. Then after a little bit, it felt less weird.  Now I say it out loud in a group of people just to see their reactions. 

One of my favorites is, “Money flows to me freely and effortlessly. I love God and he gives me exactly what I need when I need it!”

  • Visualize affirmations: Close your eyes and visualize yourself embodying the qualities you desire. Imagine success, happiness, and abundance surrounding you.

This is another one of my favorites to do.  And yes, it felt really weird at first, but the more I did it the less weird it felt.  Now I can actually see myself sitting on my private jet flying to my house on the beach somewhere where there are hardly any people and when I look up from my bible, I see the vast ocean. There is even a scripture on the bottom of the wing!!

Try it, visualize your dreams coming true. 

  • Create affirmation cards: Design your own set of affirmation cards with inspiring messages or quotes. Carry them with you and read them throughout the day for a quick boost of encouragement.

I am yet to do this, but I do build a vision board that is right in front of my face when I’m at my desk! My vision board has pictures of my biggest aspirations. Like standing on MY stage with a group of 15,000 people looking back at me lobbying every moment, my beach house, my jet and helicopter, my family, and yes even a desk with the bible open on it. 

  • Share affirmations with others: Spread positivity by sharing affirmations with friends, family, or even strangers. A simple message of encouragement can make a significant difference in someone’s day.

What do you think I have been doing this whole devotional?  I’ll bet that there are a few of you who have thought, no way this kid will every achieve these things. Or that would be nice, where is he going to get the funds for that? 

Guess what?


And you shouldn’t care what others think of you either. Share your dreams and if someone poo pooos on your dreams then tell them to pound sand! 

You are better off with them in your life holding you back!!!

The journey of creative affirmations is not just about repeating empty words; it’s about aligning our thoughts and beliefs with the truth of God’s Word. When we intentionally craft messages of encouragement, we tap into a divine source of power that can transform our lives and the lives of those around us.

So let us embrace the practice of creative affirmations, using our words to build up, uplift, and inspire. As we speak life and encouragement into our own hearts and the hearts of others, we become vessels of hope and beacons of light in a world that often craves positivity.


Dear God,

As I come to You in prayer, I am filled with awe and reverence for Your greatness and love. Your presence surrounds me, and I am humbled by Your majesty.

I lift up my heart in praise, acknowledging Your sovereignty and the wonders of Your creation. The vast expanse of the universe, the intricate design of nature, and the beauty of life itself all testify to Your infinite wisdom and creativity.

I thank You for the many blessings in my life. For the gift of family and friends, for the opportunities that have come my way, and for the countless moments of joy and happiness that I have experienced.

But I also come to You with my burdens and concerns. I bring before You the challenges and struggles that I am facing, knowing that You are my source of strength and comfort.

Help me, Lord, to trust in Your guidance and to find peace in Your presence. When doubt and fear threaten to overwhelm me, remind me of Your unfailing love and faithfulness.

Give me the wisdom to make wise decisions and the courage to face the unknown. Empower me to overcome obstacles and to walk in faith, knowing that Your grace is sufficient for all things.

I pray for those who are hurting, for those who are lost and alone. Let Your light shine through me, so that I may be a source of hope and encouragement to others.

Use me, Lord, as an instrument of Your love and compassion. May my life be a reflection of Your goodness and mercy, and may I bring glory to Your name in all that I do.

I surrender my life to You, Lord, trusting in Your perfect plan and purpose.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Dan Greer