Positive confession is the practice of saying aloud what you want to happen with the expectation that God will make it a reality. It’s popular among prosperity gospel adherents who Claim that words have spiritual power and that, if we speak aloud the right words with the right faith, we can gain riches and health, bind Satan, and accomplish anything we want. To confess positively is to speak words that we believe or want to believe, thus making them reality. This is opposed to negative confession, which is to acknowledge hardships, poverty, and illness and thus (supposedly) accept them and refuse the ease, wealth, and health God has planned for us. The practice borrows from a new age concept called the “law of attraction.” It teaches that “like attracts “like—a positive statement or thought will draw a positive reaction. “Confession” is agreeing with what God has said; “positive confession” is demanding human desires. People who push positive confession say that the practice is merely restating God’s promises as given in the Bible. Confession, is certainly, verbally affirming one’s faith in God and deliverance by the sacrifice of Jesus is good.
Those who are confident that they can solve a problem are generally more relaxed and creative. An optimistic mood has been shown to improve health. And happy people often have enough emotional distance between themselves and others to pick up on subtle clues which could lead to successful personal and business transactions. In addition, consistently voicing one’s goals keeps those goals on the forefront; those who constantly think about getting more money will act accordingly.
WHAT DO YOU TELL YOURSELF EVERY MORNING AS YOU START THE DAY?
There is power in utterance, make it a habit to speak positivity at all times. God gives us hope and it would be disastrous to start in the face of adversity and proclaim negativity.
By Tenywa Cositantine