Text : Luke 19:29-31
And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’
Everyday Christians all over the world pray for breakthroughs in their lives whether in their marriage, finances, health, relationships, family, business or any other area of their lives. Day after day, believers are praying for new levels in their lives and ministries as they walk with God. If you are one of those praying desperately and desiring a major breakthrough in your life, business, career, academics or ministry; I want to share with you some insights on this very important topic.
Let us understand first that breakthrough is not something we sit around and wait for. Breakthrough is what happens when we align with God’s instructions and respond to in obedience to what He has already commanded and already promised. In essence therefore, breakthrough is guaranteed for believers who diligently engage the standards of God all the time."
In getting started, I like to share with you three important keys to enabling and receiving your breakthrough.
Asking with Right Motives
“You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” (James 4:2-3 NIV)
This is admittedly the toughest one for us. We all have a tendency to think about ourselves as we naturally deserve good things of life because we are children of God. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But it is also important for God to see your good intentions in claiming those promises. This is especially true when we feel that we have major needs or desires going unmet. Motives are extremely important to God.
Pray for Others
God will move you sometimes to intercede earnestly for other people’s situations.
We have probably seen God move by answering our prayers for breakthrough for other people more than we’ve seen Him answer the prayers we prayed for ourselves.
That’s true even though the ratio of selfless prayers to self-centered prayers is lower than we’d care to admit. What would happen if we all determine to start interceding for each other?
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2 NIV)
Speak God’s Word Over Your Own Situation
Claiming God’s promises is a major key when praying prayers for breakthrough. The best thing to do is get a list of verses that apply directly to your situation and start decreeing them.
God’s Word is a weapon, and the word “decree” is used repeatedly in the Old Testament to describe the things God has spoken over us. If you think about kings in the ancient world, they could decree something and it had the effect of law. A king’s decree is very powerful.
One of the barriers that can block breakthroughs in the life of a man is what he professeses. If you want breakthrough to come upon a certain area of your life, speak the right words and declare the promises of God no matter how your life or the situation looks like.
May the Lord perfect all that concerns you in the new month of July in Jesus name.