Positive Confession Begats Positive Life
We live in a world where lots of negativities hurl daggers at our emotional health. Of course, we try as much as possible to filter. Alas, I bring to you a more powerful tool- Positive confessions. Positive confession is the act of saying, pronouncing or declaring good things towards one’s self or towards others. It is a superb way to cultivate an open positive outlook toward every day and live positively.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue…”
Positive living is not simply being in a good mood, neither does it entail just smiling. It is possessing the courage to address your fears. Positive living is being open to new ideas and concepts. You live positively if you are willing to examine your strengths and weaknesses. Most essentially, positive living is believing there is goodness and value in yourself and in everyone, despite every odds. Reflect on these positive attitudes you are not yet exuding today.
However, to experience more positive living, start to confess positivity every single day. Confession, which can be negative and positive, is the vocal expression of what you think and believe. Of course, there is so much power in our words. Whatever you confess can either hurt or bless. Negative confessions of doubt, fear, or defeat will result in adversity and failure. The Scriptures declare that one can be “snared with the words of your mouth” (Prov.6:2). Also, medical researchers found out that wrong thinking, negative confession, worry and emotional stress are causes of most physical illnesses.
A Different kind of confession
Positive Confession is good. But, biblical positive confession is better. Friends, positive confession alone will not work if what we are declaring is not what God has declared over us. Your confession must be based on the truth of God’s Word. When you confess positively, you are definitely not denying physical facts and actual circumstances, as some people presume. Instead, it is choosing to focus on the positive outcome of that circumstance.
Confessions and your thoughts
Confession is the vocal expression of what you think and believe. You confess what you believe in and think about. There has to be life in your thoughts first. Hence, the need to be rooted in something strong as the Word of God, to influence your thoughts.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Philippians 4:8 KJV
Here are a few secrets to unlock positive confession in your life this week
- Set a watch on your lips, and guard your mind.
- Develop a vocabulary of faith from God’s Word.
- Harmonize your confession with God’s.
- Confess victory even before you see it.
- Hold fast to your confession of faith without wavering
- If Satan tempts you to doubt or to even confess negativity, boldly take the initiative away from him.
- You can derive positive confessions from Sermons. Write them in your notepad and engage with them at specific times each day.
Visualise the challenges around you. Search the scriptures to know what God has said about the outcome of that situation. Imagine the reality with that Scripture-based knowledge. Let your faith rest on that. Confess this reality until the negative situation becomes positive. Confess who you are in Christ; where you are in Christ; what you possess in Christ; and what you can do in Christ. It’s essential not to just declare positive things, but to ensure your declarations have roots in the scriptures. Mind you, confession is not a substitute for competence, experience, and action for success.
Dear friends, reconstruct your life with positive words! Go for success, think positivity, speak positivity!