Jesus said, "out of the abundance
of the heart the mouth speaks," (Matt 12:34). Negative words can both reveal the
condition of your heart, and reinforce whatever is already in there, be it good or
bad. Here are some common negative confessions that may be shaping you into a
loser. If you find one that you use, read the biblical reference right after it, and
start confessing Gods Word instead!
"If anything bad can happen, it
will," (Murphys Law). Actually, good things come to the believer in Christ!
Matt 7:11/ "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who
"It Never fails..." "You
cant win." "If it isnt one thing its another." The
Bible says in Rom 8:37/ Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through
Him who loved us.
"I cant... I just cant do
it." Phil 4:13/ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
"Knock on wood..." (i.e. "I
better not say anything positive, or the whole thing is likely to blow up in my face and
make a liar of me"). Mark 5:36/ "Do not be afraid; only believe." Rom
10:10/ For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
"My best just isnt good
enough." 2 Sam 22:33/ God is my strength and power, and He makes my way
"This isnt working! I quit!
Im outa here... I dont need this!" Grow up and stop running away from
your problems. Stick around and beat them through Jesus! 2 Cor 2:14/ Now thanks
be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ...
"The rich get richer and the poor get
poorer." This is the losers way of explaining why other people are doing
better than himself. Phil 4:19/ And my God shall supply all your need according
to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
"The boss, authority, government...
will always rip you off (exploit, cheat you)." This is not true, especially if
God is with you... Rom 8:31/ What then shall we say to these things? If God is
for us, who can be against us? Heres a couple more..."You cant
fight city hall," and "Challenge authority." Some folks just
have an attitude about any kind of authority. The Bible instructs us to take authority,
not to murmur against it. Luke 10:19/"Behold, I give you the authority to
trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall
by any means hurt you.
"Life is rotten (excrement
happens)get used to it!" Life is greatget born again and start
appreciating it! Blessings happen to the Christian. Eph 1:3/ Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in
the heavenly places in Christ. Rom 8:28,31-32/ And we know that all things work
together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His
"The doctor said he never saw anyone
with as bad a case of ___ as me." "Oh yeah, I had that once, tooits
the worst..." Fish stories that grow with each telling are quite common whenever
the subject turns to sickness. I dont mean to belittle anybody who is genuinely
hurting, but lets quit bragging about the devils works and start looking to
God for healing instead. Exod 15:26/...I will put none of the diseases on you
which I have brought on the Egyptians [the rest of the world]. For I am the LORD who heals
you." Matt 8:17/..."He Himself took our infirmities and bore our
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