Of course, if you want the dog, you don’t call for the cat! But, do you really know what that means? Let me say it another way: If you want to get well, don’t keep speaking sickness. If you want to get out of debt, don’t keep saying that you don’t have enough finances.
Yes, you might be battling a sickness and yes, you might not have enough money, but continuing to confess that day after day, won’t get you what you really desire – to get well and be able to pay your bills!
Negative words will not get the promises of God to manifest in your life. There’s no redeeming value in confessing what you already have. This only serves to establish those things you don’t want.
Mark 11:23 (KJV)
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Notice that what you say is what you get. You might not believe that you can have what you say, but you’re already doing that – having what you say when you confess things you don’t want: “I never have enough money.” “Things never work out for me.” “Just when I seem to get ahead, something always happens.”
These are just some of the negative things people say frequently and then wonder why they actually happen! Now you know. Of course, it’s not just saying things one time that causes them to happen. What you say over and over and over will eventually get into your heart and that’s when you’re in trouble.
But not so with God’s Word. Confessing the Word over and over and over will eventually get it into your heart. And when that happens, God’s promises will manifest in your life.
Check up on yourself. What have you been saying? Is it what you want or is there a need to re-program your speaking? As they say, measure twice, cut once. Hm-m-m? How does that fit here?
Simply, think about what you’re about to say longer than you normally would. Is it what you want? If not, keep your mouth shut! When you can trust your mouth to say the right thing, then speak.
Watching the words you speak might sound hard to do but it isn’t. It just takes practice and patience. Go for it. You can do it! And you’ll be so glad you did.