I’m not a natural affirming person but i believe it stems from my childhood and then in my journey with Christ it quenches affirmative speech even more. I was heavily praised growing up for my good behavior, my athletic abilities, my looks and knowing deep down i wasn’t really any of those things on my own, i still as a child took the praise and stored it. Causing selfishness and pride to build and grow. Christ wasn’t someone I acknowledged or delighted in therefore i took all the boasting for myself.
This culture and its accepting and affirming ways on behalf of everything even when its wrong seems disgusting and repulsive. Especially when sin is glorified with affirmations. And growing up with lots of personal praise that certainly became who I was, my identity because no one told me different… they never gave Christ the glory therefore I took all those praises and built up my pride. But Christ when He reigns in our lives its Christ Whom we are boasting, understanding that apart from Christ that person would have never done that. Christ receives the glory All the glory even in our weaknesses… His Word is clear that His glory rules creation. Even when mistakes have been made and people change thats to Gods glory and whatever was spared and given to us mercy on our behalf we Praise His name… that Christ showed me the person He created me to be.
Gal 6:14. As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died.