I am a big fan of the 'I am' statements. I write mine everyday and enjoy the effect it has on my vibration for hours.
Recently I realized that when I use the words, ' Financial Balance' instead of 'Financial Abundance', I feel more at peace and my need to feel secure satisfied.
So how important is our choice of words? VERY.
Affirmations are a good idea and can help you get the delicious vibrations to allow your desires to flow to you. How you feel while saying them or the emotions they generate are a good indication if those particular words are working as they are intended.
Sometimes finding a better feeling thought might mean saying words that translate well for you and not extreme gestures of love, abundance or joy.
So I'll take my time, 'Financial balance' to me means that everything is OK, it means 'Abundance' when I need it and that is what makes me feel great!