I’m currently working in a temp job doing mortgage refinances at a location in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I met a few believers that are working here and we were talking about having either a negative or a positive confession.
I mentioned the fact the Esau when he was in the midst of a trial and was suffering due to a famine in the land sold his birthright because he felt that the birthright would do him no good since he was going to do. This was a confession that was in fact denying the reality that God promised him seed and land. Jacob’s confession was, that yes he was hungry, but he was willing to give away his food for the birthright because he knew that if he had the birthright God would preserve him. God said he would have seed and land. You can’t have seed and land when you are dead.
Jacob’s confession was positive and Esau’s was negative. God desires us to confess with our lips and our lives that he is truthful. It doesn’t matter what is going on around us our confession should be that of what God’s Word says about it.
When you are working in a temp job the atmosphere is typically a negative one and its always what if we lose our job, what if they cut our department. We were talking that instead of speaking those words and being negative we should start saying God is going to turn these jobs into full time ones. So we decided we were going to meet together once a week to pray here at work and confess that he will open the door for each of us in this department to have full-time jobs with benefits and vacation.
This is why it is so important for us to have the word of God hidden in our hearts. We need it memorized and placed in our heart so that when the time comes we are ready to confess what God has already said about it.
I can’t wait to report to you what the Lord Jesus will do.