Does one bad confession, necessarily, ruin all the good faith confessions made?
Sadly, some Christians have succombed to having a weak faith in Jesus where they will trust more in one negative statement they say or that someone else says rather than in what positive statements. They may even do this even when the Lord confirms the very matter in His written word! Does a brief question about what has been believed and confessed bring all to nothing? This reminds me of the Peanuts character Linus who said while waiting late and long for the Great Pumpkin…
“Good grief! I said “if”! I meant, “when” he comes! I’m doomed. One little slip like that could cause the Great Pumpkin to pass you by!”
Fortunately, for Christians, the Lord does not have our faith to be that of the kind Linus had where with one slip of the tongue that all blessings are all withheld.
Superstition is not faith. Do not be so spooked out. Trust in God who turns curses into blessings…
Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.
– Nehemiah 13:2 (KJV)
So, do you need to force another person to take back bad words spoken against your confession of faith? You should not be placing your “faith in your faith” or “faith in your doubts”. You should be placing your faith in God’s Son Jesus through His word, the Holy Bible. By faith, keep trusting in Jesus to turn the circumstances around, then confess your trust in Him openly.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
– Isaiah 54:17 (KJV)
God moves by our faith and has given us great and precious promises which He is able to perform.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
– Philippians 1:6 (KJV)