Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beleive for Your Breakthrough.

"And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon" (Philippian 2:24).

Have you ever been around people who seemed to be stuck in some cycle between prayer requests and complaining? They complain about all that is going wrong with just about everything, but do it in a way that puts the burden of their answer on you to pray. There's a lot of facts of what's going on, but not a lot of faith to really believe it can change. Have you ever done the same?

Paul wrote to the Philippian church while in chains, healing from torturous wounds, while sharing his love and concern for them. He shared about his own chains, but not for the purpose of getting their sympathy, but of joining together in faith. 

Paul wrote, "...and I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon." He was determined that his own breakthrough was coming soon. He didn't just think it or feel it. He was confident of its imminent reality. His confidence wasn't in fate or feeling, but a faith that was deeply rooted in the Lord. He didn't expect people to believe anything more for his life than he was already confidently believing for himself.

It's difficult for people to believe for a breakthrough in your life UNTIL you become confident that a breakthrough is coming! Stop complaining. God won't give you something you can't believe for. Everything you receive, you receive it from God by faith. Be encouraged in where you are and what you're facing. BELIEVE that God has a breakthrough moment for your life. Even in the cell of your circumstance, be confident in the Lord that you are coming out! You don't have to know how, when, or why, just know that it's soon. "Soon" is according to the perfect timing & purpose of God. But what you can have NOW, is the assurance that He is with you.

The peace of God works in faith, not in forcing people to feel the pain you feel. Breakthrough is coming when your confidence is in HE who brings it, not just in THEY who are praying for it.

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