It’s frustrating how many times I’ve failed.
It’s not like my life is a train wreck. There’s just some areas of my life that I continually have to fight for. Have you been there? I’m sure most of you can identify an area of your life where you just struggle.
An area where you need a breakthrough.
It could be in your relationships, behaviors, attitudes, workplace, or even finances. I’m not here to beat you down for struggling — we’ve all been there. But it doesn’t mean we should stay there.
However, there is real danger in getting comfortable in your struggles. You’ll end up believing a lie. A lie that says you married the wrong person. That you’ll never be financially stable. That you’ll never be free from that sin. That you’ll always have a bad attitude.
Don’t settle for less than you were made for — a good life is something you should fight for.
Let’s Talk About How To Battle For A Breakthrough
1. Be Honest With Yourself
Don’t skip over this point, you need this more than anything else. My pastor, Phillip Deas, says that being honest with yourself is the hardest thing you will ever have to do in life. And it’s true.
Most of you are probably in denial about your shortcomings. I’ve been there. We’re conditioned as humans to see ourselves through a rose colored lens. But I can promise you that your closest friends can identify your issues. Maybe you should ask them?
The reason honesty is so important is because it’s impossible to win a battle that you don’t know exists.
So go ahead and take a good look at your life. Do you suck as a friend? Own up to it. Are you horrible at keeping commitments? Be real. Are you careless with your money? Say yes. Do you get angry too easy? Admit it.
Honesty is the enemy of complacency and it’s the first step to battling for a breakthrough.
2. Ask God What To Do
This sounds elementary but trust me when I say that God knows the secret to your breakthrough. And maybe He’s just waiting for you to ask.
I was talking to a missionary from Taiwan this week. When he first arrived, he told me their evangelism efforts weren’t working at all. They had great music, human dramas, and of course the Gospel message but they couldn’t get to the heart of the people.
He told me they needed a breakthrough.
After many failed outreaches he asked God what they should do. And in the middle of his prayer he felt the Holy Spirit say, “make them laugh.” Sure enough, the key to the Taiwanese people’s heart was laughter. After integrating humor into their Gospel presentation they had a huge breakthrough in salvations and now have a very prosperous ministry.
I don’t know what breakthrough you need in your life but go ahead and ask God what you should do. Didn’t get an answer the first time? Keep asking.
Matthew 7:7 says, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
Remember, God wants you to experience breakthrough more than you do.
3. Do What God Says
Maybe by this point you already know what you need to do. You’ve felt God nudging you in a certain direction for some time now. It doesn’t seem logical and it certainly won’t be easy. But you know what you need to do.
I want to encourage you.
Several years ago many things in my life started falling apart. It wasn’t a stroke of bad luck either. I felt like a grace had been lifted from my life and I couldn’t figure out what I needed to do. So I decided to pray. And as clear as day I knew what God wanted me to do — quit my side job.
This wasn’t so easy though.
My other job allowed me to travel on the weekends, speak in front of large crowds, and connect with influential people — it was a dream.
But God spoke to me and said, “You can have this stage but you’ll forfeit the one I want to give you.” So I called my boss and quit. Immediately things began to change for the better in my life.
Did I struggle to go back on my decision? Of course I did and so will you.
However, consistent obedience to God’s will for your life will always result in breakthrough.
So if you feel stuck, you don’t have to stay there. Breakthrough is within reach. Get honest with yourself, seek God’s help, and yield to His guidance. You have a 100% chance of success when you do things God’s way.
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Also, I’d love to hear how you have fought for a breakthrough, let me know in the comments below!