My Story with Speaking Daily Confessions
I am a firm believer in daily confessions.
When I rededicated my life to Christ, I really struggled with believing His promises. I didn’t really believe that I could cast my cares on Him because He cares for me, and I struggled with believing truths like goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
I was my own worst enemy, and the devil knew it. All he had to do was plant seeds of lies, and I took them, and made them grow into weeds that choked out anything that God was trying to feed me through His Word.
That might sound a bit dramatic, but I allowed my fears and doubts to overcome me to the point that I rejected Christ’s love. Thankfully, daily confessions were pivotal in silencing the lies in my head. Luke 6:45 says, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
The Biblical Perspective of Speaking God’s Word
Think about it. Would you speak the same if you believed your words were a reflection of your heart? And would you talk negatively about yourself and your life if you knew you’d be held accountable for every word you spoke? (Matthew 12:36).Would you speak the same if you believed your words were a reflection of your heart? Click To Tweet
Don’t get me wrong. It’s easy to doubt when we’re constantly surrounded by self-deprecating messages and negative people, not to mention our own fears. But that scripture can be so convicting. We have to remember that life and death lies in the power of our tongues (Proverbs 18:21), and scripture clearly explains that our words are a reflection of our heart.
Focusing on God’s Promises
We were made in God’s image (Romans 8:29), and we also have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). If God’s Word does not return to Him void, we should not allow ourselves to speak things that aren’t true? Why believe that you are ugly, that you’ll never measure up or be good enough? God speaks sweet promises of grace and hope to you, so why can’t you do the same for yourself?If God's Word does not return to Him void, why do we allow ourselves to speak things that aren't true? Click To Tweet
So what does this mean? If your words do not reflect what God says about you, then it’s time for a heart check. And let’s talk about how we can do this.
Practical Ways to Apply Daily Confessions
Here are two links (Scriptures | Confessions) that were helpful in my own process of challenging the way I think and speak. The Confessions Project is also a great resource that will help you declare and believe God’s promises for your life! For me, I looked over many scriptures and confessions, and basically wrote out anything that applied to my personal fears and doubts. You can add other affirmations from the Bible that are not in these resources, but make sure you find verses that speak to you and your situation.
When you wake up tomorrow morning, repeat what you have written down OUT LOUD. I challenge you to do this for at least 30 days. And don’t skip a day. If you don’t feel like going through these lists, then feel free to use mine! I’ve also designed a print-out that you can hang on your wall, and added a blank one where you can write your own. Grab it below!
For this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.
I cast all my cares on the Lord for He cares for me.
I know God’s voice. I catch the devil in all of his deceitful lies. I cast them down and choose rather to believe the Word of God. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I prosper in everything that I do.
I don’t have a spirit of fear, but of power, and love and a sound mind.
I take every thought captive unto the obedience of Jesus Christ. All of my thoughts are positive. I don’t speak negative things.
I have compassion and understanding for all people. I do not judge. I do not hate.
I will study the Word of God. I will pray. I will believe. I will not doubt.
The law of kindness is in my tongue. Gentleness is in my touch. Mercy and compassion is in my hearing.
I have been set free.
It’s amazing how our words will change the way we think and feel. This was truly life-changing for me because I went from doubting God’s Word to believing it with confidence. I am praying for anyone who is struggling in this area. Keep chasing God, my friend, because “greater is He that is in You than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4).”
PS. Don’t forget to grab your print-out below!
Hanha Hobson is an author, speaker, and the founder of Transparency Ministries. From published devotionals to empowerment workshops, she will stop at nothing to see women encounter God and she is passionate about teaching and equipping them to live a life of freedom. When she is not encouraging others or writing her heart out, she enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy, eating Chickfila, and connecting with friends on Instagram. Come say hi!