The Power of Positive Thinking and Confession

Any Truth in Scripture can be misused for selfish motives.  There have been many books written about the power of positive thinking and generally they are at least half true.  Some believers have distanced themselves from basic Spiritual Truths due to publicized misuse of those Truths.  For example, a used car salesman may confess success over and over again as he misrepresents the value and condition of a car to a prospective buyer.  Does that negate positive confession?  Not at all.  Misuse of revelation for personal gain does not undermine the basic Truth behind the Spiritual Law.

In Philippians chapter 4 Paul wrote:

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.

11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:

12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

What a positive confession!  Shouldn’t we all think and ponder about the promises given to us by Our Heavenly Father?  Shouldn’t we confess those promises even in the face of adversity?  The Beloved Disciple John write in 1 John:

4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Is it a lie to confess what FATHER has spoken about you?  No, we should be willing to express HIS Truth in our life no matter what circumstance we find our self in.  There is power in our words and we should confess HIS Truth rather than accepting the temporary circumstances before us.  Are we to deny the circumstances or adversities we are facing?  Of course not.  Denial doesn’t result in a solution, confessing HIS Promise concerning the circumstance instills hope and expectation of the resolution or deliverance needed.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

If you have a disease, you need to place your hope and faith in FATHER’S Promises in the area of your need.  You actually acknowledge your sickness when you proclaim your healing because healing only comes after sickness is detected.  Confession plants the seeds of Truth in your mind, will, and emotions and both your spirit and your soul can and will effect change in your body.

The power of positive thinking without Truth supporting it will only be partially effective.  When you stand on FATHER’S Word you energize your thinking which will maximize results.  In Romans chapter 10 Paul wrote:

10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Believing and confessing are basic Scriptural principles we should all embrace.  Our current circumstances are temporary and as we truly believe and confess HIS Word, those circumstance become subject to change.  That is a fundamental Truth of Romans 10:10 else a sinner could never be saved and a believer would not be healed.

In the above verse, the word salvation comes from the root word sōzō.  This word means: to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction; to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health.  Our confession needs to line up with FATHER’S promises of health and healing.  Our mouth can be a hindrance to hope, faith, and the manifestation of healing.  We should guard our words.

What if someone belittles you because your words have not manifested a change to the situation?  Who cares?  Let them remain subject to circumstances while you trust IN HIM.  Abraham was not moved by his age or the barren state of Sarah.  Moses was not moved by the power of Pharaoh.  Joshua and Caleb were not moved by the giants in the land.  If FATHER says it, believe it, and confess it before men.  It is HE who has the power to change the temporary and as you align yourself with HIS Word in your thinking and speech, you will truly tap into the power of positive thinking.

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