This post is all about your blessing or breakthrough
It’s always exciting when you’re on the brink of a breakthrough. This is especially true when the breakthrough relates to your purpose! You can feel the momentum building and you know things are about to change for the better.
However, many people don’t realize that this is typically the most difficult time. The last stretch before a breakthrough is when resistance is at its strongest, and it’s easy to get discouraged.
This post will discuss why the last stretch towards your breakthrough is crucial and how you can push through the obstacles to reach your goals!
Ready? Let’s go!
What is “breakthrough”?
What does the term “breakthrough” mean to you? For many people, it is associated with a moment of great success. However, according to the bible, a breakthrough is much more than that. It is an event that occurs when God intervenes in history on behalf of His people.
It is also important to note that Merriam-Webster defines it as “a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development.”
Examples of breakthrough in the bible
One of the most notable breakthroughs in the bible is found in the book of Exodus.
Ok let’s look at some root words….some people equate “breakthrough” and find similarities in the Hebrew word “Pesach.” It is derived from the root word “pasach,” which means “to spring forth” or “to break out.”
The term Pesach is used in the bible to refer to two events: the Exodus from Egypt and the crossing of the Jordan River into the Promised Land. In both cases, God intervened in history to bring about a great deliverance for His people.
- The Exodus was a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. They were oppressed and mistreated by the Egyptians, but God heard their cries, and He sent Moses to lead them out of slavery. This was a great breakthrough for the Israelites, and it was a time when they experienced the power and mercy of God. (Read Exodus 12-13)
- The crossing of the Jordan River was another great breakthrough for the Israelites. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, they were finally able to enter the Promised Land. This was a time of great joy and thanksgiving as they finally reached the goal God had set for them. (Read Joshua 1-3)
Today, we can see how God is still working in our world to bring about breakthroughs for His people. Yes, divine breakthroughs still happen today! Remember, He (God) is always there to help us, and He will never leave us alone. When we face difficult times, we can trust that God will help us to overcome whatever challenges we may face.
David’s breakthrough at Baal Perazim
Remember when I earlier said that breakthrough is dramatic as per Merriam-Webster…well🥺… let me paint another picture…
When we think of the word breakthrough, we often think of a sudden and dramatic event (raise your hand if you are like me 🙋🏾♀️). We picture a massive wall being toppled over or a door being blasted open. (ok, I’m legit crying AND laughing as I type🤣). And while that can certainly be part of a breakthrough experience, it’s not always the case. (But can I confess that I prefer this version of breakthrough as a dramatic event or rescue…lol🤣)
Now let me be serious with this typing…ahem…
Sometimes, a breakthrough is more like what we see in nature. A seed pushing its way through the soil, a plant reaching for the sun, or a flower blossoming.🌺 These things take time, effort, and patience. But when they finally happen, we see evidence of new life emerging.
In the Bible, we see many examples of breakthroughs as I’ve explained in the previous section. One breakthrough that is particularly significant is when David defeated the Philistines at Baal-Perazim. In order to understand the significance of this event, we need to understand a little bit about the background.
The Philistines were a constant threat to the Israelites. They were powerful and warlike people who regularly harassed and attacked the Israelites. This went on for many years, and the Israelites began to lose hope that they would ever be free from their enemies.
But then, something changed. David became king, and he led the Israelites to victory after victory. The Philistines were no match for him, and eventually, they were utterly defeated.
David’s victory at Baal Perazim was a turning point in the Israelites’ fight against the Philistines. It was a moment when they realized that they could be free from their enemies. And it was all because David had a breakthrough.
Therefore, David named the place Baal-perazim, translated to “Lord Of Breakings Through OR Possessor Of Breaches.”
2 Samuel 5:20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there. And he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like a breaking flood.” Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim
Isaiah 28:21 The Lord will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon—to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task.
So what can we learn from David’s story?
- First, we see that breakthroughs don’t always happen suddenly. Sometimes, they happen slowly and steadily, like a plant pushing its way through the soil.
- Second, we see that breakthroughs require effort. David didn’t just sit back and let things happen; he went out and made them happen.
- And finally, we see that breakthroughs are often the result of God’s intervention. David may have been the one leading the charge, but it was ultimately God who gave him the victory.
If you’re hoping for a breakthrough in your life, don’t give up hope! Keep pushing forward, and trust that God will help you achieve it. He is faithful, and He will do what He has promised. All you need to do is have faith.
The last stretch to your breakthrough
Are you going through your last stretch of breakthrough? Are you feeling tempted, discouraged, and like giving up? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone.
Let me share my experience and testimony…
I remember the first crucial breakthrough that I had in 2010; it was preceded by 9 months of trials and tribulations. I wish I could tell you that I did a swell job holding on, but the truth is that I was a sobbing mess.🤣 And quite honestly, whenever I’m in the last stretch, I am always on my knees crying out to God.
However, one notable difference between now and then is that I didn’t have the spiritual revelation I have right now about breakthrough and the word of God. In 2010, I vividly remember blogging and crying to God to come through for me. I prayed the Psalms over and over again. That’s all I could do. I was truly spent (like for real).
When my breakthrough came, and now that I look back in hindsight, I realize that the enemy tried to thwart a divine placement (a job). See, God had prepared a job for me, and the devil knew I would gain valuable skills and tools that would equip me for my destiny and purpose assignment. So he (the devil) tried to stop me.
Therefore, it is crucial that you pay attention during this last stretch of your breakthrough. Yes, it is difficult, but please… do not give in to the enemy’s schemes. HOLD.THE.LINE.
Remember, Psalms 30:5 says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” If you hold on to God’s promises, you will see the breakthrough that He has for you.
As always, I write from personal experience. So, I am writing this post from the overflow of lessons I have learned during the last stretch, which is a challenging and seemingly uncertain time. However, know that our all-knowing God has rigged everything in our favor; He has placed an opportunity for escape…
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
I hope that this post will give you the encouragement and motivation for you to hang on until the physical manifestation of your breakthrough comes to pass.
20 Crucial Signs That Your Blessing or Breakthrough Is Near
Here are 20 crucial signs you need to be aware of. You may not experience all 20, but I believe with discernment, you will know whether you are in this season! Of course, it isn’t exhaustive; I believe this list can be much longer.
The resistance will increase as you get closer to your goal. This is because you are challenging the status quo and stepping into unknown territory. The devil doesn’t want you to succeed, so he will do everything in his power to stop you. This is why it’s essential to be aware of the enemy’s tactics and stay focused on your goal.
2. Compromise or settling for less?
Yes, the enemy will try to get you to compromise or settle for less than what God has for you. The enemy does not want you to have a breakthrough because that would mean his plans for your life would be thwarted.
3. Everything is contrary to what God promised!
One of the ways that the enemy will try to stop you is by making things happen contrary to what God promised. He will make you question your faith and try to convince you that God has abandoned you. But remember, God is always faithful, even when we are not. He will never leave us or forsake us, and He will always keep His promises. So don’t give up, even when things seem impossible. God is with you, and He will see you through to the other side.
4. Enemy plants seeds of doubt
One of the most common ways that the enemy will try to stop you is by planting seeds of doubt in your mind. He will make you question yourself and your abilities, and he will try to convince you that you’re not good enough. This is when it’s important to remember what God has called you to do. He has equipped you with everything you need to succeed, and He will never leave you alone.
5. Discouragement from enemy
Another common tactic that the enemy will use is discouragement. This is when he tries to get you to give up by making things seem hopeless. He will show you all of the reasons why your goal is impossible, and he will try to make you feel like you’re not worth the effort. But again, remember that God is with you, and He will never give up on you.
The enemy will also try to distract you from your goal. He will fill your mind with other things that seem more important and make you feel like you don’t have time to focus on your goal. This is when it’s important to stay focused and remember what’s truly important.
7. Exhaustion or weariness
The enemy will try to wear you down with exhaustion. He will make you feel like you can’t go on, and he will try to convince you that it’s not worth it. But again, remember that God is with you, and He will never give up on you.
8. Great difficulty
You may experience great difficult because the enemy will try his hardest to stop you. But remember this is the time when you have the opportunity to push through and reach your goals. So stay focused, stay prayed up, and don’t give up!
9. Attacks and temptation!
The devil will try to attack you. Yep, he will tempt you with things that you know are wrong, and he will try to discourage you with lies. But don’t give in! Remember that God is stronger than the devil, and He will give you the strength to resist temptation.
10. Discouragement from close friends and family!
The people closest to you may try to discourage you from pursuing your blessing. They may tell you it’s too hard or you’re not good enough. But don’t listen to them! God has called you to this journey, and He will equip you for it.
11. Emotional pressure
The closer you get to your blessing, the more emotional pressure you will feel. This is because the devil knows he can’t defeat you with logic – he has to attack you where you are vulnerable. But don’t let him win! Turn to God for strength, and don’t give in to emotions that would lead you astray.
12. Cycles of doubt and belief
As you journey towards your blessing, you will probably find yourself doubting whether or not it is really possible. This is normal! The devil will try to plant seeds of doubt in your mind but don’t listen to him. Remember that God is faithful, and He will never leave you or forsake you.
13. Invisible wall preventing you?
You will feel like you have a wall preventing your breakthrough. There may be times when it feels like you are just banging your head against a wall. You may feel like you will never reach your goal. But don’t give up! The wall is not real and can’t stop you from receiving God’s blessing.
14. Negative thoughts!
I repeat- devil knows he can’t defeat you with logic…so he will try to distract you with negative thoughts. He will tell you that you’re not good enough or that you’ll never make it. But don’t listen to him! God is on your side, and He will give you the victory.
15. Feeling of being held back!
You feel like things are holding you back. There may be times when it feels like everything is working against you. But don’t worry – this is just a sign that your breakthrough is close. The devil doesn’t want you to succeed, so he will try to hold you back. But don’t let him! God is stronger than the devil, and He will give you the victory.
16. Unexpected challenges
As you journey towards your blessing, you may encounter some unexpected challenges. I often use the saying, “last kicks of a dying horse.” But don’t be discouraged – these challenges are actually a good sign! The enemy knows time is up for their tantrums. They are a sign that you are close to your breakthrough.
17. Subtle messages of reassurance from God
In the midst of your trials, you may feel like God is far away. But don’t worry – He is always with you. He will send you subtle reassurance messages through His Word or other people. Just be sure to listen to them!
18. Hang on!
The most astonishing thing is the fact that you still have this push to hang on. I know that when everything around you is trying to discourage you, it can be hard to keep going. But if you feel like you have a push to hang on, it’s probably because God is not finished with you yet. He has a purpose and a plan for your life, and He will see it through to the end.
19. Cling to hope!
When you are in the midst of a trial, it can be hard to believe that things will ever get better. But if you still have hope, it’s because God has not given up on you. He is still working and will bring about a good outcome in the end.
Towards the end and in the midst of your trials, you may feel a sense of peace. It makes no sense, but you feel it and you just surrender. This is because God is with you, and He will never leave you or forsake you. Again, He (God) will see you through to the end.
These are just a few of the signs that your blessing is close. Don’t be discouraged – keep going, and don’t give up! Trust Him, and He will give you the victory.
11 Christian tips on how to persevere during the last stretch of a breakthrough!
Here are 11 Christian tips on how to preserve during the last stretch of a breakthrough!
1. Read your bible
The bible is an excellent source of encouragement and strength. There are many verses that can help you stay focused on your goal and remind you of God’s love for you. When you are feeling weak, turn to scripture for guidance and comfort.
Prayer is a powerful tool that can help you in many ways. It can give you strength when you are feeling weak, comfort when you are discouraged and hope when you feel like giving up. So don’t be afraid to reach out to God in prayer; He is always there for you.
3. Talk to a friend
Sometimes all you need is a shoulder to cry on or someone to lend a listening ear. Talking to a friend can help you feel better and give you the support you need to keep going. So don’t be afraid to reach out to your friends when you need them.
4. Take a break (self-care)
If you are feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay to take a break. Step away from your work and take some time for yourself. Relax and recharge so that you can come back stronger than ever. P.S. I’m not saying give up! We are in this to win this and get our breakthrough!
5. Believe in yourself
You can do this! Believe in yourself and know that you are capable of anything you set your mind to. God has given you the strength and ability to accomplish great things. So don’t doubt yourself; you can do anything you set your mind to!
6. Stay positive
No matter what life throws your way, always try to stay positive. It may be difficult at times, but staying positive will help you get through anything. Remember that God is always with you, and He will never leave you alone.
7. Trust Abba Father ❤️
The most important thing to remember is to trust God. He has a plan for your life, and He will never let you down. So no matter what happens, always trust in Him and know that He has a purpose for everything.
8. Unplug from social media🔌
If you find yourself constantly scrolling through social media and comparing your life to others, it’s time to take a break. Unplug from social media and give yourself a break from the constant comparison. Take some time to focus on your own journey and what God has planned for you. Trust that He is leading you down the path He has chosen for you. P.S…I usually take an annual social media sabbatical (typically 3 months at a time). It’s a time I always look forward to!
Fasting is a great way to draw closer to God and focus on your relationship with Him. When you fast, you put your trust in God and ask Him to provide for you. This is a great way to humble yourself and seek His guidance.
10. Join small groups, prayer groups or bible studies etc..
There is strength in numbers. When you join a group of like-minded individuals, you can draw strength and encouragement from each other. This is a great way to stay focused on your goals and push through the tough times. So don’t go it alone; find a group of people who will support and encourage you.
11. Give it to God (surrender)
When you feel like you can’t go on any longer, give it to God. Surrender your worries and fears to Him and trust that He will take care of you. He is always with you, and He will never leave you alone. So give your burdens to Him and let Him handle it.
Bible verses to hold on to as you await breakthrough
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” -Isaiah 40:31
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:13
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” -Psalm 73:26
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” -Psalm 31:24
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior- from violent men you save me.” -2 Samuel 22:2-4
“I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” -Psalm 9:1-3
And that’s it, folks, signs that your blessing or breakthrough is near!
I hope these tips have encouraged you and helped you to preserve during the last stretch of your breakthrough! Remember, you can do anything you set your mind to with God by your side. So don’t give up, keep pushing forward, and never forget His love for you!
And guess what, when you are on the other side of breakthrough- it will be super special. It will be well worth it, and God will be glorified through it!