Sticky Note Strategy — The Radiant Team's Conclusions

By Radiant Team

Photo by Emily Fletke  @fletkefoto

Photo by Emily Fletke @fletkefoto


Sticky Note Color: Flamingo pink.

Lies I want to overcome:

  1. My voice doesn’t matter.

  2. I’m ugly.

  3. I’ll always be poor.

  4. God loves others more than He loves me.

  5. I’m not smart, good, clever, strong enough.

Truths about myself (written on my notes):

  1. I matter. My voice matters.

  2. I’m beautiful/fearfully and wonderfully made.

  3. I have a delightful inheritance/I lack nothing.

  4. God shows no favoritism.

  5. I am accepted.

  6. I am enough.


In one particular moment of emotional distress on my bed in tears, I glanced up at the sticky notes. I become aware of my negative self-talk and that I could STOP the cycle. See those bright squares in front of me with words of truth, in particular  "I am accepted," helped so much.


Sticky Note Color: Neon yellow.

Lies I want to overcome:

  1. It will always be this way — always the bridesmaid, always poor, always hard.

  2. I am not pretty.

  3. God has forgotten me.

  4. I am set aside/rejected/discarded.

Truths about myself (written on my notes):

  1. There may be pain in the night BUT JOY comes in the morning (He is my portion, provider, protector).

  2. I am fearfully and wonderfully made, not forgotten-God has engraved me on the PALM of his hands.

  3. I am set APART/accepted/chosen.


The sticky notes helped me remember to stop, even mid-thought, turn back to God and believe what he says about me.


Sticky Note Color: Bright blue.

Lies I want to overcome:

  1. I am unworthy.

  2. I am not special/wanted.

  3. I am not capable/not enough.

  4. I don’t have what it takes.

Truths about myself (written on my notes):

  1. I am loved.

  2. I am worthwhile.

  3. I am enough.

  4. I am more than a conqueror.

  5. I can do all things through Christ.


The stickies kept peeling off the wall and falling down. So I spent most of the time re-sticking them. But honestly, that challenge was a good exercise for me. I became extremely tenacious in making sure the truth stuck — literally and figuratively. I said to myself, repeatedly, “Gosh darn it, I am loved, and you, little blue sticky note, are going to stay put so I can read you because I’m determined to believe this!”


Sticky Note Color: Neon Pink.

Lies I want to overcome:

  1. I can’t — I’m not able or qualified.

  2. I don’t have the strength or capacity of other people.

  3. If only I was different - like ...(fill in the blank with a woman I admire.)

Truths about myself (written on my notes):

  1. God will richly supply all my needs.

  2. When I wait on the Lord, spend time with him and rely on him - he will renew my strength. I can run and not be weary.  

  3. I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Everyone of his works are wonderful.


The results were better than I expected!  Right off, I realized how much mental and emotional space I give to thoughts that tear me down and drive me into fear. In focusing on truth, I’ve felt lighter, more peaceful, and empowered.


Sticky Note Color: Liberty patterned — from my favorite London store. A gift, and the giver had no idea Liberty is my favorite store.

Lies I want to overcome:

  1. I am not pretty/I am ugly.

  2. I am a nobody.

  3. I have not achieved anything significant and never will.

Truths about myself (written on my notes):

  1. I am beautiful.

  2. I am loved and cherished.

  3. I create significance and meaning.

  4. I am capable.


I realized two important things when reading the affirmations on my stickies. One, I instantly felt refreshed and calm about myself. It was a beautiful feeling. Two, it’s going to take a long time to change the pattern of how I think about myself. But, I’m going to keep fighting, keep believing, and never give up in seeing beauty instead of BS.


Sticky Note Color: Bright blue.

Lies I want to overcome:

  1. I am not wanted.

  2. I am not respected.

  3. I do not deserve rest.

Truths about myself (written on my notes):

  1. I am chosen! John 15:16: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”

  2. I have the keys to the kingdom of heaven! "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:18-19

  3. God promises me rest! "And he said My presence will go with you and I will give you rest."  Exodus 33:14


I've been struggling with learning how to truly rest, and how to have a spirit of rest in the midst of my crazy schedule and life. I put the verse: my presence will go with you and I will give you rest above the light switch in my room. Every time I'm on my way out of my room and I turn off the light, I am reminded to walk out the door knowing God's presence is with me and to expect the promise of rest. I’m excited to see what “rest” looks like today.


Light / Flamingo Pink

Lies I want to overcome:

  1. I am not knowledgable/smart enough.

  2. I am worthless - I have nothing to offer. I have little value for the world. I have let everyone down.

  3. I am lazy/not disciplined.

Truths about myself (written on my notes):

  1. I have wisdom in Christ. God’s wisdom and revelation is better than any knowledge I could acquire with my own strength and might.

  2. Jesus died for me! He thinks I am fully worthy and have COMPLETE value! He looks at me as His daughter - and He thinks I am precious.

  3. Releasing control and surrendering - God will give me energy, focus and stamina to complete all things His will desires as long as I stay humble and surrendered.


I liked that the sticky notes became a preventative exercise — preparing my weapons before I feel like I need them.