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Confess Your Sins But Hide Your Goals

Written by Joe Dardano

God created everything through His Word. Word is power. We were created in God’s image and likeness; therefore our words have power too. In Proverbs 28:13 we are encouraged to confess our sins in order to receive mercy: “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” When we confess our sins, we release falsehood; we release lies; we distance ourselves from evil. What happens, ultimately, is that the power of evil is weakened when we confess it, when we expose it, when we bring it to the light. The light overcomes darkness and swallows it up. The darkness cannot defeat the light. It has no power over the light. The same principle is at work when dealing with our goals. The goals you hold in your heart, your deepest desires need to be kept secret. If you share them and reveal them, the power to achieve the goal or fulfill the desire is weakened: “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces” (Matthew 7:6). So whatever is holding you back, whatever sin is bringing you down, confess it and allow its power to wane; in the same way, your deepest desires and goals, keep them close to your heart, keep visualizing them and eventually they will materialize.

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