Need a breakthrough today?
Oh friend, I hear you there! We all long in some way for that change, that shift, that important discovery or that pressing through years of struggle with some challenge.
I have good news for you: Your breakthrough is a lot closer than you think.
The dictionary defines breakthrough three ways:
- Overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction.
- A military offensive that penetrates an enemy’s lines of defense.
- Making an important discovery that changes an industry, technology or mindset.
It’s the first one most of us are hoping, struggling, praying and working for. It’s not always something we can control, and the waiting can eat away at us, leaving us feeling helpless and frustrated.
It’s the second and third definitions, however, that are the key to the breakthrough you really want.
How is this possible?
The military offensive:
“The story of your life is the story of the long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be and fears it.” – John Eldredge (Waking the Dead, Thomas Nelson, 2003)
You are in a battle. Your life is precious and you are amazingly gifted in ways you may not even know yet (if you don’t believe me, read here and here). Wars aren’t won in a single battle. And they aren’t won by hoping either. They’re won by consistent attack and defense. That happens by wisdom and prayer, my friend. The kind of prayer that stands in the power of God and breaks through the enemy’s lies and schemes in our lives and the lives of those we love. Make the book of Ephesians your next reading assignment. The more you know from that book, the more equipped you’ll be to partner with God in breakthrough prayer – today – for the issues where you need it most.
The important discovery:
“All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs.” – Tony Robbins
In other words, the distance between you and your breakthrough is the distance between two neurons in your own mind. We may not be able to change a long-standing struggle with a child, but we can change how we think about it. We might not be able to break through a setback or marriage challenge tomorrow, but we can choose how we’ll believe God in those situations. “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is,” it says in scripture. Do you believe that today? Because that’s one place your breakthrough is perched ready to happen – ready whenever you are.
The surprising truth:
The breakthrough is in you. Right now.
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us.” – 2 Peter 1:3
You can break through the enemy’s schemes as you stand in prayer against the challenges you’ve been facing. You can break through the hurts of others with your courage, care and support. You can choose to believe God when the situation looks dire. You can move forward in some way – however small today – and in your faithfulness, move your whole life forward just one more step.
Will you walk in that truth today?