Words are able to save lives and to cause death. So you must accept the result of what you say –King Solomon
From my early childhood till early teenage I was exposed to so many negative words and confessions which left me with low self-esteem and a pessimistic approach to life in general.
Words like “Life is hard”, “I cannot do it”, “I am hopeless” and many more negative words were not uncommon on my lips until I gave my life to Christ, started attending church, hearing motivational and encouraging words from the preacher and also studying and meditating on the word of God. One of the first things the Holy Spirit did in me was changing what I thought and said about myself. It was during this period I learned about the power of confession and how much impact the words we say have on our lives.
Confession means to say, acknowledge, and admit a thing. Personally, I believe the most powerful thing we possess as humans is our word because it has the power to create and destroy, to give life, and to kill, to encourage, and to discourage among many other things. Confessions rule the realm of the Spirit and in turn, affect the physical.
The word you say about yourself determines how your life will turn out. The scriptures say in Proverbs 18:20 (KJV) “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.” The Easy English Bible puts it this way “You have to live with the result of the words that you speak. This means that what you confess with your mouth will ultimately shape your Destiny.
Your confession as a Child of God mustn’t be dictated by what circumstances around you is saying, it must be based on the truth of God’s word and what God is saying or has said concerning you or your present situation. You need to differentiate between the fact and the truth in order to maintain a positive confession. The fact may be that you have a poor background, but that is not the truth about your identity. The truth is that you’re rich because (2 Corinthians 8:9) KJV says “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes, he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich”.
Kenneth Copeland says “Confession is not denying physical facts or circumstances, it is declaring what God has said about the outcome and standing in Faith until all temporary conditions line up with God’s eternal declaration” Let your confessions be positive in alignment with God’s word.
It is better to say nothing than make negative confessions because you possess what you confess and your words can limit God’s manifestation. What others say about you is not as powerful as what you say about yourself.
In conclusion, your life is like a field and your words are like seeds, be careful what sow.