Sometimes we're on the go doing so much that we really need to take a rest and sit down to assess where we are and where we need to go in life. Over ten years ago, I sat down and wrote a confession of faith to speak over my life about knowing God's purpose and plan for me. The confessions below are not an all-inclusive list of what can be said about purpose, but it's where I started over ten years ago and have built from there. I've learned that our confession of faith will bring us to a place of possession. If you’re a believer, you should be a possessor. A general definition of the word ‘confess’ means to speak or say something.
Proverbs 18:20-21 says, “A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
You are either speaking death or life each day. The great thing is that you get to choose. Speaking life is speaking God’s Word. Speaking death is speaking words of doubt, fear, worry and unbelief that are contrary to the Word of God. As a Christian, you should take time each day to confess or say who you are in Christ, what belongs to you in Him and what you can do through Him. Biblically, confession means to say the same thing as or agree with God. It's imperative that we start speaking and moving in faith to see the fullness of God's plan.
I encourage you to start confessing the following things about your purpose, and you'll start hearing and seeing direction and increase in this area! The Word is the source of your faith (Romans 10:17). Start here and build your confession up in this area. As you do so, light is going to come to you in some areas that may be dark and unclear to you right now. The entrance of God's Word brings light (Psalm 119:130).
Confession: I will fulfill all that God has called me to do. Scripture: John 4:34 (AMPC) - “Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.”
Confession: I won’t miss it to the left or to the right. I will fulfill the perfect will of God for my life. Scripture: Proverbs 4:25-27(AMPC) - “Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be stablished and ordered aright. Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.”
Confession: I know the will of God for my life. Scripture: I John 2:20 - “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.”
Confession: I know the direction and steps I need to take to fulfill all God has called me to do. Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 - “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Confession: I have favor with God and man to fulfill the call and purpose of God on my life. Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-4 -“My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.”
Confession: God’s favor on my life opens all the doors I need to walk through. Scripture: Psalm 5:12 - “For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.”
Confession: I have an overflow of finances and resources needed to fulfill everything that God has called me to do. Scripture: Philippians 4:19 (AMPC) - “And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in Christ Jesus.”