For those of you who are knitters and for those who have knitted garments (but don’t knit), this analogy should be very meaningful. Knitting, as you well know, takes time—lots of time. But the end result is that you have a lovely knitted garment or accessory.
However, in order to achieve your desired results, you have to put in the time and patience to accomplish your goal – one stitch at a time.
For those who don’t knit, have you ever looked at a knitted garment and noticed each individual stitch? If it was handmade, then it was made one stitch at a time. Wow! All those individual stitches and look what resulted—a beautiful garment to be worn joyfully.
Another thing to notice about knitting is that when you first start out, it takes a bit of time to notice that anything’s happening—just a lot of stitches. But if you continue, the pattern begins to emerge and it gets really exciting watching it unfold.
Afghans are a good example of knitting and knitting and knitting and wondering if you’ll ever get finished! But if you keep at it, stitch after stitch, row after row, you’ll finally get your finished project.
That’s what happens when we take a stand on the Word of God and begin to confess the end from the beginning. At first glance, nothing seems to be happening. You confess and confess and confess, but things don’t seem to get better. So what’s the problem?
When you first start to confess scriptures relevant to your situation, the purpose is to get them down into your heart. Getting them from your head to your heart is a process and it takes time and patience – just like knitting one stitch at a time.
Another thing about confession is that it causes you to “really believe” for the results you desire. After confessing the scriptures for some length of time, you begin to “get” it and the “knowing that you’ll get your answer” kicks in.
Here’s another example: Have you ever been reading the Word and come across a scripture that you’ve read many times but this time it just “pops” out at you and you have an “aha” moment? That’s what confession of the Word is intended to do for you. As you diligently and consistently stand on the word, confessing it, you’ll eventually come to a place that you know that you know that you know that it’s true and for you. This is where you’ve been headed and now when you confess the Word, it comes out with dynamic dunamis power able to change your circumstances! Praise the Lord of glory!
Remember, one stitch at a time, one confession at a time and you will get your desired results!
Romans 4:17b (KJV) 17 … and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Isaiah 46:10 (KJV) 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: