Your Confession Matters
The way that you see yourself matters. Our perspective of our performance, value and impact will directly affect the reality of those things. How we see ourselves changes the way that we approach our work. I have valued the role of leaders, teachers and coaches that have made declarations over me that changed the way I think about myself. I have used those declarations as daily confessions over my life. Sometimes those statements didn’t reflect my present but they were a key part of my future. Let me share a moment that gave me one of the most significant mindsets shifts in my life:
Confession and Declaration
One of the greatest tools to rewire our thinking is the power of confession. Studies have shown that we are most likely to believe something when we hear it with our own voice. This is why teachers use verbal repetition as a way to reinforce our learning. With this in mind, what have you confessed over your business or work? Is it positive or negative?
When I saw myself as an Ambassador for Christ in the workplace, that perspective changed everything for me. When I thought about being a representative for God it affected my words, my actions and my plans. I found meaning and purpose at work where I hadn’t found it before. It can be tempting to let situations define you, but that can lead to big ups and downs. Sometimes you experience setbacks that were out of your control.However, when I align myself with what God says about me, it helped me to navigate all those situations. I believe that this principle is so powerful that I collected and wrote down bible verses to confess over my life. I want to share them with you here.
Declaring and confessing God’s word over your life is the fastest way to renew your mind. There are many ways that secular business culture attempts to conform our thinking and perspective, but God’s ways are always best.