Recently I saw that as a young boy of around ten years old, Matt Barkley said that he was going to be a quarterback for USC one day! Well, here we are in 2011 and there he is playing quarterback for USC and about to enter the NFL draft! What a coincidence huh? I don’t think so. The words we speak have a significant impact regarding the things that happen in our lives. In the Bible lover world we refer to this as your confession. Specifically, the formula goes – confession of belief = receipt of confession! In other words, the things that we believe in our hearts tend to find their way to our lips. Unfortunately perhaps, our confession can be both positive or negative. You are most likely quite familiar with negative confession as the world seems to run on it. Have you ever stopped to think that the folks who are always predicting some negative event seem to get exactly what they said? “Man, I can’t catch a break!” “Well, that doesn’t surprise me, things never work out for me!” “I never win!”
What we believe in life, happens…end of story! Believing comes from our hearts, and the Bible says out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. So, if you have ever wondered what things are in your heart, just pay some attention to the things you say most often. Is your confession positive (it will work out, things always work out for me) or is it negative (just my luck, nothing good happens to me)?
If your confession is mostly negative (and chances are it is because that’s how we have all been taught) then your job is to consciously change your confession. Stop repeating the negatives that fill the minds of other people. Do something freaky and say something positive. Confess that things are going well for you! Don’t wait until it looks like they are (it just doesn’t work that way!). Say it, believe it in advance. Say, “Today is just the greatest day for me and I feel great!” Say, “Good things are coming my way, I just know it!” I know, I know, right now you are saying, “What if I do that and things still go bad?” Well to that I would answer, what if you did it anyway? You cannot possibly think it’s better to confess the world’s crippling negatives all day and then somehow experience good things, can you? That don’t make no durn sense (said in the Dr. Phil voice)! “Are you kiddin me? (same voice – ok, I digress) You have to start somewhere folks! Where in the world did we ever get the idea that confessing negative crap all day long is being realistic? Really, who defined that reality for you? The truth is (and praise the Lord we always get to the truth) that you are directly influenced and shaped according to your confession. Make the decision right now that you will never again make another negative confession! I assure you, it is just as easy to make a positive confession as it is to make a negative one. Do not spend any time listening to the “so-called” realists…because if you observe their lives you will see how they suffer and not want to experience the same.
Now on the flip side let’s talk about the people who have learned this reality and use it in their lives. Have a talk with them and see what they have to say. Oh you can try and hit ’em with your “sky is fallin” logic but they just won’t have it! They keep answering in terms of goodness and solutions and expectancy – because that’s what they believe! And, for some odd reason, that’s what they experience in their lives! LOL Don’t you dare call it luck… It’s not luck it’s science. Confession of belief (good or bad) = receipt of confession (good or bad).
Now is the time to take the reigns of your life and make your mouth (and heart) line up with the things you actually do want in your life. Say the things you want to happen, not the things you don’t want to happen. Hey maybe one day you could be the quarterback at USC!
Life is too short to think and guess…watch what you say!