by Olga Hermans
Let’s pray and believe that over the next several weeks, many of us will “Break Out” with new dreams, fresh revelation and resurrection power.
Can I ask you a question? Is there something in your life that has taken too long to manifest and you’ve wondered why? Maybe, just maybe there are things that you are doing wrong or perhaps not doing that makes everything so difficult for you that you almost want to give up?
I have 3 reasons why we might not get to our breakthrough. We want to break out and experience a breakthrough in our circumstances, isn’t it?
Let’s have a look at the definition of “breakthrough” today. Because when you know how to break through, then you can break out. To breakthrough means to burst forth to penetration from one surface or limit to the opposite; to break forth from wherever you are. From wherever you are limited right now, you want to break through that and get to the opposite point. That is what you want right?
What’s stopping your breakthrough from manifesting?
1. A Lack Of Knowledge
The Bible says:”My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hos. 4:6). You can’t enjoy something that you don’t even know exists or you cannot work a principle that you don’t know anything about. How could you function on your job if you wouldn’t know anything about it? We always have to gain knowledge and understanding of how things work.
If we didn’t know we had a right to live in health. We didn’t know we had a right to be blessed. We didn’t know that God would take care of us financially. Our lack of knowledge was keeping us from enjoying something that God had already pre-planned for us to have. Once we gain knowledge, we will pursue what God says belongs to us and see it manifest in our life.
2. A Failure To Correctly Appropriate Our Faith
Did you know that there are laws that govern faith? The Bible says that God knows your needs even before you ask. However, He still requires that we ask; according to James 4:2: “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”
Asking, you could say, is the first step to appropriating the law of faith. God requires that we ask. Verse three continues to say, “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss….”
In other words, even though you’re asking, you could be asking improperly or with wrong motives. Jesus said, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:14).
The Bible also says, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” Jesus spurs us up to act in faith, so that we please God.
Think of it this way. You can have a huge water tower and plenty of water pressure at your house, but unless you turn on the water faucet, no water is going to come out. That is the way it is with faith. Your faith must be switched on. Turn on your faith faucet so it is wide open. When you do, you will be able to receive by faith everything that God has promised you.
3. No revelation of the fear of the Lord
I really believe that many people have a complete wrong idea about “the fear of the Lord”. So, before you can hear what I am going to say, you have put all the religious preconceptions you may have had about the fear of the Lord on the shelf for a moment. Don’t put up a wall right now.
It should have been the first thing we learned as believers, because it is a very important value in your life and when you gain knowledge about it, you will be able to break out and break through your circumstances.
The fear of the Lord is not to be confused with a spirit of fear. That is many times the reason why people put up a wall when they hear somebody talk about the fear of the Lord.
The fear of the Lord is not referring to being afraid of God. We’re talking about reverence for God. We’re talking about worshiping God and being amazed at His greatness. We’re talking about being in awe of His magnificence.
But it also means not wanting to do anything that would displease Him because you love Him so much. It doesn’t mean pleasing Him just because you’re afraid He might kill you if you don’t.
You know, I would never do anything to harm my own children. They’ve done things that have displeased me, but it certainly didn’t change my love for them. I still loved them just the same. I didn’t start trying to figure out a way I could harm them. Well, God is no different with His children.
Most of the teaching I’ve heard over the years on the fear of the Lord was condemning. But a true revelation of the fear of the Lord will not condemn you; it will set you free.
Make a quality choice to gain knowledge, act in faith and let the fear of the Lord operate in your life and you will break out of your circumstances and experience a wonderful breakthrough.