What if you have been praying to own a house and someday someone comes and hands over a bunch of keys of a fully furnished house? Wouldn’t that be beyond your imagination and expectation, beyond what you asked for?
Father God loves unconditionally and He gives unconditionally. We readily accept the unpredictable times as a way of life but find it difficult to accept God’s unconditional favor. But your breakthrough is coming…
Life is not easy and most of the time we find ourselves swimming against the tide. These days times are so unpredictable that it gets difficult to come to terms with reality.
Years ago in the book of Exodus the people of Israel were struggling and in their pain, they cried out to the Lord (see Exodus 1: 23, 24).
In our struggles, we too have cried out to the Lord. We have poured out our hearts in sadness, in helplessness, in hopelessness, and like always God in His mercy hears us. He answers us. He gives us His promise.
YOUR BREAKTHROUGH: THE PROMISE
“I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt. So I said I will bring you up out of the suffering and oppression of Egypt… to a land flowing with milk and honey.”’ (Exodus 3: 16 b & 17)
We receive His promise and gear up to take on the future with His word and as we take on each day with His promise we find ourselves in a waiting period. For the Israelites, it was 40 years of waiting until one day they found themselves standing on the Promise Land. They spied the land and came back.
“We went into the land where you sent us, and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. But the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; moreover, we saw there the descendants of Anak [people of great stature and courage]. (Numbers 13:25)
The Israelites saw the promised land, accepted, and received the promise but there was a DOUBT…
We all have situations and pray for a breakthrough. Father God in His love answers us, comforts us with His promise, and brings us to the promise. We are standing in it, on it, surrounded by it, we recognize it but we fail to live in it. Why? Because we get so used to magnifying the struggles, the pains that we can’t see the goodness of the Lord.
Like the Israelites, when we stand on the threshold of the promise we can’t believe that the land full of milk and honey is for us. Our eyes are so used to focusing on the giants and the huge boundary walls that we fail to recognize what belongs to us.
In our finite minds, we visualize God’s promises with set parameters. We define it with our standards. And when we are in our breakthrough we are searching for what we have created and find it difficult to believe what God has for us.
The Israelites wandered for 40 years and a permanent shelter for that generation was a new concept. They must have perceived the Promise Land as a plain, fertile land where they would have to build on but least in their wildest dreams did they expect to get a ‘fully furnished’ city to live in.
God’s Promise for you is “…what eye has not seen what ear has not heard…” (1 Corinthians 2:9) that will I show you.
The promise of God doesn’t look like the will of God. The Israelites had to walk into God’s will to get into the promised land. Joshua and Caleb walked into God’s will – His will for them was to be obedient and act. To go forth, drive the people out and acquire the land.
You are in your breakthrough that is not circumstantial. You are in your breakthrough that is beyond what you have created in your mind. You are in your breakthrough that will inspire you to do the will of God.
Let His Promise illuminate your path as you walk in His will into your breakthrough. (Psalms 119:105)