In the above scripture, God’s opinion of Job was very clear.
God saw Job as blameless, upright and God fearing. However, Job did not see himself that way.
In verse 5, the bible records that Job REGULARLY offered burnt offerings to God on behalf of his children, for he said they may have sinned and cursed God in their hearts, each time they had their celebration.
This custom of Job was motivated by fear of Judgement on his offsprings.
Not only did Job doubt the integrity of his children, he also doubted his status before God.
Job’s perspective of himself was different from God’s perspective of him.
There was a disparity in what God said about Job, and what Job thought of himself.
Job was mishap conscious, and so was his confession.
Your confession can hinder the blessing, even if your attitude is right.
Whilst Job did everything right, his motivation and confession were wrong.
Just like in the life of Job, your confession can nullify the power of God’s protective strength.
Proverbs 18:21 – “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit”.
If you like to talk anyhow, you will eat its fruit.
Words create atmosphere.
Your confession can change the course of your destiny.
If your confession is wrong, you will end wrong, irrespective of your covenant.
Friends, words are seeds awaiting harvest.
Start planting the right seeds by feeding on God’s word, and automatically, you will speak the right words, and reap the harvest.
Matthew 12:35 – “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him”.
Questions for you to reflect on.
1) What is your most dominant thought?
2) What is your most dominant confession?
3) What is your most dominant expectation?
Remember, you are not a biological accident, but a product of destiny.
-Pastor Solomon Aroboto.