7 laws of breakthrough (1)
The English dictionary defines breakthrough as the removal of barrier to progress. I believe a lot of us can relate to that, we all have dreams, goals, aspirations, we have heights we want to attain, but at the moment those dreams are still but dreams. It seems as if there’s a kind of wall or barrier in between you and your aspirations, what you need is a breakthrough. I know you are a praying mantis, in fact they know your voice in heaven. But my dear, you will have to add certain things to your prayer if you really want to breakthrough. So this week I want to share with you the no. 1 law of breakthrough-PERSISTENCE.
PERSISTENCE is the quality of continuing steadily despite problems or difficulties. Imagine there is a dam of water right in front of you, you are thirsty- very thirsty, the only way to get water out of it is by breaking through the wall and you have a hammer in your hands. Let me guess, you will hit once and if doesn’t brake you will stop. No, you will continue until water gushes out isn’t it. The truth is that the first time you hit the wall and it didn’t break, you didn’t fail, you succeeded in weakening the wall. The more you hit, the weaker it becomes until finally you breakthrough.
Isn’t that what Jesus taught; “keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened.”-Mathew 7:7 NLT.
Asking, looking, knocking, all are continuous verbs, another way to say “be persistent”. Persistence is not the absence of challenges or opposition, it is continuing steadily despite the odds.
It’s true for all fields of life, the people who have succeeded in life are not the ones with the least problems or those who never failed, they are those who through persistence have turned their failures to successes, they are those who just refused to give-up. Quitters they say don’t win and winners don’t quit.
That you failed at something once does not mean it can’t work, you probably didn’t get something right or you have not tried enough. Peter the bible tells us experienced some setbacks in his fishing business one time and was already closing down when this carpenter’s son walked in. To cut the long story short, he told Peter to try one more time which he did and he caught more than he could ever bargain for. The carpenter’s son knew by experience that the nail won’t go into the wood once, you keep hitting and hitting until you drive it home.
I challenge you this week, try that business, marriage, course again, be persistent and you will be surprised how close you are to your breakthrough.
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