Something to think about.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:10-11
All of the positive thinking all, of the self-affirming declarations, all of the self-edification that we adhere to, will be empty platitudes without the basis of Gods strength. If the basis of our positive attitudes and self-affirming declarations are ourselves, they will fail. They will leave you empty. To win in this life, we need the strength of God. We need to recognize it is His strength that will lead us to victory. That victory can only be achieved on His terms, not ours. If you stand defenseless before the enemy of God, your platitudes will not save you only the armor of God will prevail. It is His armor, His strength, His might that will bring you to that victory you seek.