I have some things to confess.
I’ve cheated on my taxes. I’ve deposited checks that I knew the client overpaid on. The list goes on and on…
Before coming to a true relationship with God, doing these things was actually FUN! It felt like I was winning; beating the system. I wasn’t a mobster or anything like that, but I knew it was wrong.
Also, for years, I serviced the nightlife industry. I knew this wasn’t an industry that God wanted me to be a part of, at least not anymore. But I continued in it for the wrong reasons, which in hindsight paralyzed me from the bigger opportunities God had lined up for me.
We all have things in our business we do that we need to confess go God. Confessing let’s God know that we acknowledge our wrongs and are committed to the change of making it right.
In Nehemiah 1:5-7, we see he has just broken into prayer, but the key is in the confession:
Then I said: “ Lord , the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.
When you make the commitment of Restarting your business and get on your knees to pray, confess the parts of your business where you knowingly went against what God would bless. Confess any little thing. Get it off your chest, out of your body, and leave it with God.
You’re now fresh and renewed, ready for the journey up ahead!