The Power of Positive Confession – Mensah Otabil

David ran toward the Goliath not only with stones and a slingshot, but also with a positive


It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak.  – 2 Corinthians 4:13

We’ve been told since our early Sunday school days about David slaying Goliath with just a few smooth rocks and a slingshot. But David was on that day also armed with another more powerful weapon: the word of his testimony.

David ran toward the Goliath not only with stones and a slingshot, but also with a positive confession.

David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (1 Sam. 17:45-47).

Can you imagine the confidence David had as he spoke those powerful words? You don’t tell a giant that you’re going to cut off his head and feed his dead body to the birds without an unshakable confidence that the presence of the Lord God Almighty is with you.

Making positive confessions builds faith and confidence in you to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.

In Revelation 12:11 the Bible reveals that one of the weapons for our victory over Satan is the word of our testimony.

Any time we confidently face our challenges with the word of God on our lips, we put to flight the adversary.

Prayer: Lord, give me the boldness to proclaim Your word in every challenging situation I encounter.

Scriptural Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15