Welcome to iamaffirmed.org
I started this organization to encourage, lift up and help other women as well as myself to understand and know who they are and who God created them to be. We don’t have to believe what people say about us or the negative thoughts that may fill our mind on a daily basis.
I didn’t grow up in a home where affirmations were being said a lot, but my mother also didn’t grow up in that kind of home. Throughout my life I have experienced, not being pretty enough, not being good enough. I’ve dealt with not feeling valued or worthy. I spent most of my life dealing with low self-esteem and unsure of my purpose. I didn’t know what it meant to affirm myself or to be affirmed by others. I rarely ever heard the words (if not at all), you are smart, you are worth it, you are talented, you are amazing, I’m proud of you..., etc.
Even though I didn't hear many affirmations growing up, I have come to realize how important affirming yourself really is.
As I was sitting in prayer over a year ago. I asked God what can I do to help women to love themselves more and to inspire them to understand and know who you created them to be. Particularly those women who have been hurt and abused, losing hope and wanting to give up on life, mainly because I use to be one of those women. The words God dropped in my spirit that day was (I Am) Affirmed.
I spent many years being hurt by others and not understanding why I had to go through certain things, such as sexual abuse. I also spent many years trying to understand who I was and my purpose in this life. Not knowing that even though I went through these things God had already affirmed me. I didn't have to feel, the way I was feeling. I didn't have to wonder if I was enough, if I was worth it, if I was loved.
When God dropped those words in my Spirit, I repeated them to myself (I Am Affirmed, I Am Affirmed). Then God showed me that He affirmed us way before we were ever born. First He thought so much of us that He made us in His Image and Likeness. Then when Jesus died on the cross, He affirmed us by showing us how much we were loved. He loved us so much that He gave us His life. That sacrifice alone, told me that I am worth it, I am enough, I am valuable, I am Loved. So, whether you believe it or not, you have already been affirmed. I'm just here to remind you of that. You have a purpose in this world, and if you don't matter to anyone else know that you matter to God.