Daughters of the most High God, there must be several things or areas we are waiting on God for in our lives. And if we’ve been waiting for quite some time, it becomes difficult to believe that breakthroughs can happen to us. Someone else? Yes, but me? Not sure!
When nothing seems to work..
There was a time in my life when nothing seemed to work. Doors that I thought would open for me never opened. Many times, I found myself weeping with a broken heart in front of closed doors.
Grieve came in waves when the realisation hit that I’d been chasing after dreams never meant for me. My heart regretted thinking about the time I wasted sincerely trying to walk in areas not meant for me in the first place.
While I prayed with all my heart for others to receive their breakthroughs and witnessed one friend after the other stepping into the choice of their career, stepping into new lands with dreams, hopes and excitement, here I was year after year, happy for others but crying behind closed doors for myself; everyone’s go-to person for prayer but unable to navigate my own way out.
If I tried taking one step forward, the enemy would try to pull me back 10 steps behind. Lies began to creep into my heart and my mind: maybe my Heavenly Father doesn’t love me; maybe I’m not good enough for Him; maybe there are people much better than me that my Father adores; maybe I’ve been overlooked; maybe, just maybe He left me in a waiting room and simply forgot about me!
As time passed, it became difficult to believe that I could see a light at the end of my tunnel.
When God sends a Deliverer..
“Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
Exodus 3: 9-10 NKJV
We see every time in the Bible when the Lord wanted to deliver His people, He sent a man/woman. When the cries of the children of Israel reached God, He sent Moses to deliver them from the hands of the pharaoh. This principle applies to the people of God even to this day.
Could it be that breakthroughs we wanted stopped short because we couldn’t recognise, were ignorant, hard-hearted or were full of ego to humble ourselves and submit ourselves to the one ‘Sent’ to us? When the Hebrews initially rejected Moses, they had to wait another 40 years to be finally ushered out of Egypt.
“When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul”.
Proverbs 13:12 TPT
After finding myself in a wilderness for several years, the Lord connected me to a stream of which I began to partake of. And the keys to my breakthrough lay in that stream. My breakthrough lay with the ‘Man and Woman of God’ sent to me.
As I began to attend Bible studies, prayer meetings and church service regularly, I often heard the man and woman of God (my spiritual parents) say, ‘Don’t tell me you serve this Jesus and remain jobless.’ They would challenge my understanding and say, “Show me one person in the Bible who served this God and remained poor.”
They would encourage us to focus on building our inner man, to keep building our altars diligently and to focus on our relationship with God, and the rest shall be added unto us.
When dreams finally come true..
And indeed, after less than a year of connecting to that stream, I got a good job. I could financially invest in God’s Kingdom. The chains and shackles the enemy had put on me to keep pulling me behind came down in one full blow. Now, it was my turn to pack my bags and move to a different location with dreams and excitement.
As I entered 2023, my spiritual parents declared that this was the year of possessing the promised land that the Lord was giving us. The Lord put on my heart to set up my own business. For someone who had always lived in the comfort of a meagre monthly salary, it was a leap of faith, but since I’m connected to a ‘house of faith’ (my church), I took the leap and soon got a contract from a production house.
I couldn’t believe it was finally happening to me! Daughter of the most high, take heart: if God did it for me, then He can truly do it for you. For someone like me, the more painful it became waiting in what seemed to be an endless tunnel, the sweeter it became when I stepped out of the tunnel and into the light.
Ask the Lord to show you the Woman / Man of God sent to you because you can go to church all your life and yet remain stuck in the same place for years unless your deliverer brings you out of your Egypt; diligently keep investing financially in the Kingdom, and believe He who promised is truly faithful. In due time, you, too, shall come out of your wilderness. Rest assured, your breakthrough is just around the corner. This Father we serve is too good.