My pastor made this statement during one of his sermons: “Don’t break before the breakthrough.” That hit me right between the eyes—Umph! Immediately I started thinking: How many breakthroughs have I forfeited? Have I put my faith on a meter? How much time do I give God before I subconsciously take Him off the case?
How long does a breakthrough take?
Breakthroughs can seem sporadic by the way they suddenly appear—unannounced. It would behoove us not to break before one sporadically comes our way. But because of its unpredictability, it’s easy to become distraught while waiting for one to come smashing through.
However, if our faith is dependent on time, then that’s not faith. Faith requires us to hold on and trust God. When we receive a word from the Lord saying He’s going to take care of a matter, we have to believe that He meant what He said; He’ll do it in His perfect timing.
Christians are not immune from hard-times (see John 16:33). They face illnesses, they lose family members, jobs, and other woeful trials. But through it all, Christians, who have experienced God’s faithfulness time after time, might bend; but as soon as they become aware that they’re being pulled into a darken obscure zone, they understand the URGENCY—to call on God.
Put your faith on LIFE support.
As soon as you detect your faith is fading, put it on LIFE support; let the Holy Spirit replenish it. You don’t have to pretend like you have it altogether when you know, and the enemy knows, and God knows that you don’t.
I’ve learned to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lift me up before I break; give me a ray of encouragement to keep me holding on. I can’t think of a time that the Spirit didn’t give me “an appetizer” to munch on while waiting for the main course of victory to breakthrough.
Yeah, you might bend—just don’t break!
Some breakthroughs are unrecognizable. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you discernment.
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.