O Lord, please rescue me from the hand of my brother Esau. I am afraid that he is coming to attack me, along with my wives and children. But you promised me, “I will surely treat you kindly, and I will multiply your descendants until they become as numerous as the sands along the seashore – too many to count” (Genesis 32:11-12, NLT).
I’m more convinced than ever that you have the power to achieve the life you envision. The power is not in your muscles or money. It’s in your mouth!
Your words are a bridge to your destiny. When your words align with God’s, your destiny will be incredible. If you’re ready for an incredible future, then it’s time to start talking.
I don’t recommend aimless talking. Actually, I recommend talking like Jacob in Genesis 32:11-12, the verses included with this email. From his statement, we can derive a template to confess our way to change:
ADMIT WHAT HAPPENED: Jacob confessed that he was afraid of what his brother Esau might have done to him. Start your confession with the very situation you want to change.
ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT YOU HEARD: Jacob spoke exactly what he heard God say. That’s your next step. Find something in God’s word to address what you want to change.
ANNOUNCE WHERE YOU’RE HEADED: Jacob performs this step in the form of a request. He asked God to rescue him from Esau. I encourage you to make it a statement of expectation. Since God’s word must be fulfilled, you can announce the destiny He stated.
Now, let’s put it in action. Let’s say you’re challenged financially; you can’t pay all of your bills in a timely fashion. Here’s an example of a confession using the three steps above: “I’m not able to pay all of my bills, but Lord, you will supply everything I need (Philippians 4:19). I believe I will be able to pay all of my bills.”
I believe your destiny is as close as your next word. If you admit what happened, acknowledge what God said, and announce where you’re headed, you will end up exactly where you envision. Confess your way to change, and watch your words form a bridge to the future you desire!
Reginald S. Hinton Jr.