It is not unusual for believers in Christ to experience failure and defeat in their faith confessions. Maintaining such confession may prove difficult when life throws obstacles and opposition in your way. Nevertheless, you should learn, even in the face of trial, to master your faith confession.
Although you may assent to the fact that the Bible is true, at times you may find yourself divided in your confession. You know and confess the word ” that by His stripes you were healed”. Yet, in the next breath, you are talking about how bad you feel or of the pain you have.
Learning to master your faith confession entails the realization that you can not maintain two confessions and experience the power of God manifested in your life. Hebrews 4:14, cautions, “…let us hold fast our confession” (Profession). In the midst of the difficulty, you are to hold fast the confession of God’s word concerning your situation.
Often times believers loose their confession of faith when things become difficult. While things are bright and sunny, they may find their confession to be lively and sure. However, when storms and tests come and the adversary begins to take advantage of them, they abort their testimonies.
Never allow your confidence in the word of God to be destroyed by confessing failure, disease, or weakness, and thereby, exalting the adversary above the Father. Hold fast to the truth of God’s word, He supplies all your needs, and He is bound to make His word good.
Study the word of God and learn what your privileges and rights are, and then hold fast to them. Through thick and thin, through good times and bad, through days of sunshine and days of rain, stand by your confession. Stick to your testimony that “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world”. This is the sure method for learning to master your faith confession.
L. Jerome Jones