It is but norm for all of us to be believing for our breakthroughs here and there, and not just believing but really seeing them to tangibly manifest before our eyes. This is the cry of everyone’s heart. But, in the waiting, what do we do?
He said, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”(Galatians 6:9 NIV)
A farmer doesn’t stop working after sowing his seeds to the ground. He is continually tending and taking care of the ground even if he hasn’t seen anything yet. He makes sure that it’s free from weeds and is constantly watered. This is faith in action, hoping that the life of the seed is active as it finds its way to be seen at a designated time. The farmer has no control over the life of the seed, but he has authority over the environment that is expecting for the seed to grow in.
When the tiny green blade of the plant starts to emerge, surely hope becomes anchored to the thought that as the seed has survived from all the things that it is exposed to underground, the unseen world, although much time is still needed until the harvest season comes, it on its way. In the process, the plant will be exposed to different atmospheres, different seasons, but one thing that is most necessary for it to thrive and survive is that its roots should be deeply rooted and grounded and the plant well watered.
We can be likened to a farmer. We sow seeds, water them with the Word of God, at the same time guarding our hearts with all diligence for out of it flows issues of life. Our lives don’t stop if we don’t see any harvest yet, but we are to be fully persuaded that surely the Lord is effectually at work in us. He may lead us to do something else simultaneously without knowing that somewhere along the way it has a significant contribution to what we are believing for. The secret is to constantly and consistently dwell in the secret place of His presence where His thoughts and ways become ours. Not just to hear and listen but to obey and do accordingly as Holy Spirit leads and graces us to do what He has called us to do. So, tarry not in doing good.
At the same time, we too, can be likened to the tree. Psalm 1 … Breakthough comes when we see the manifestation of the harvest that we have been longing to reap. When the tree bears fruit that is a tangible proof that its branches are constantly and consistently connected to the trunk and its roots deeply rooted and grounded.
Yes, this is how we expect and see breakthroughs in our lives. But do you know who has broken through FIRST in our lives? It is the Lord our God! From the fall of mankind at the garden of Eden until now, HE has been in a rescuing, restoring, and reconciling business. He has been making Himself known to you and me all these time. He sowed THE SEED, Jesus Christ, into this world of weeds and unrighteousness all because of His great love for us. He gave His only begotten Son so that this world will be redeemed and be postured back to become the garden again, restored and refreshed, where His presence will be the atmosphere and His glory filling the whole earth as the waters cover the sea.
In this world, our hearts are the ground. Many are fertile yet many still have a heart of stone. But when our hearts are touched by Holy Spirit and He turned our stony heart into a heart of flesh, He graces us to open our hearts and receive the Gift of God, the Incorruptible Seed, the seed that NEVER FAILS to grow when planted. When this happens, He woos us to KNOW practically through personal experience how high, how wide, how long and how deep His love is for us. He allows us to explore the richest measure of His divine presence in us as He journeys with us.
The greatest breakthrough one could ever think of is our redemption. It is when our hearts are won by His great love that invites and allows Him to sit on the throne of our very being making Him the LORD of our lives. It is when our wills are enthralled in His love. It is when we get yielded and surrendered knowing very well that His plans for us are to prosper us and never to harm us, to give us a hope and a beautiful future, a wonderful expected end. It is when we come to trust Him completely and freely abandon ourselves into His loving embrace knowing so well that only IN HIM unceasing fruitfulness effortlessly happen.
Fruitfulness is the breakthrough after breakthrough in our lives. Every fruit born from our intimate relationship with Him is a kind of breakthrough. When we are patient when patience is needed, we have broken through. When we encouraged ourselves in the Lord and remained strong praising Him in spite of our challenges, we have broken through. When we respond in grace and in love to people who don’t deserve it, we have broken through.
When we know WHO and WHAT to focus on while believing for our own breakthroughs, they will just freely flow just as He said, “He will reveal to us the things that He has already freely given.” (1 Corinthians 2:12) There are designated moments that are set that only He knows when they are to manifest but our security and comfort lies on the truth that He Who promised is faithful.
The Word says, WAIT UPON THE LORD and not wait upon the breakthrough and focus on it. When we learn how to wait upon the Lord, our strength will be renewed. He will mount up our wings like eagles soaring high above, untouched by the winds of the storms. We will run and not be weary and walk and not faint, NOT by might nor by power but by the Spirit of God.
No wonder, one of the keys to breakthrough is to SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS …. AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU AND ME. (Matthew 6:33)
It is Jesus breaking through our hearts that births our breakthroughs before us. After all, He is the God of the breakthrough. (2 Samuel 5:20)