April 21, 2012

The Truth About Breakthroughs

Posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Keys To The Kingdom at 2:33 pm by Lisa Ritchey

Just the word itself should tell you that it may not be the most pleasant of experiences.  Let’s see what Webster’s says:


noun,often attributive\ˈbrāk-ˌthrü\

1: an offensive thrust that penetrates and carries beyond a defensive line in warfare

2: an act or instance of breaking through an obstacle <a breakthrough agreement>

3a: a sudden advance especially in knowledge or technique<a medical breakthrough>

   b: a person’s first notable success <a breakthrough novel>[*]

Any way that you look at it, to get a breakthrough, something has to break, and it is usually something about us.  

In the case of demonic oppression i.e. addictions, depression, infirmities, attitudes, wrong thoughts or beliefs, it is the power over that part of our lives that must break, but we have to change and stop doing whatever it is that allows it to be there.  We have to choose to break the link in the chain.  THEN His grace comes in and does the clean up for us.  In order to be successful with this, according to James 4:7, we must:

  1. Submit ourselves unto God and then
  2. WE must resist the devil and the temptations he puts before us (deny what self wants also called crucifying the flesh.  Can anybody else say, “Ouch!)
  3. THEN the devil will flee from you.

In the case of a job, starting a business, writing a book, getting out of debt, cleaning your house, whatever your situation, it is going to take determination and stick-to-it-iveness to get it done.  And doing it on a regular basis (like, say, daily?).

How do you eat an elephant (tackle a large project or job)?  One bite at a time.  If you just get a bite every couple of weeks, it is going to take you one looooooooooooooooooooong time to eat that thing.  The same with any job, project, or spiritual breakthrough:  You have to have at it daily.

Repetition does truly breed success.  Also known as a breakthrough!

[*] http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breakthrough?show=0&t=1332963216


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