Without missing words, it is all our heart’s desire to have next-level success and breakthroughs in every area of our life endeavors.
Whether we had success and break through the previous year or not, we should realize that it is our input in life that determines our output. It was our actions yesterday that determined the results we are having today, and our actions today will determine the result we will get tomorrow.
In other words, we are responsible for determining if we will have a breakthrough or not. That calls for whether we are ready and prepared to pay the price of what it takes to enjoy a next-level breakthrough.
However, one question that we need to ponder regarding this topic that is of paramount importance is as Bishop David Oyedepo puts it. According to Bishop David Oyedepo, it is foolishness to be doing the same thing repeatedly and yet expect to get a different result.
That is to say that if we keep repeating the exact things we did last or in previous years if we keep repeating them this year; we may end up getting the result we had last year.
Moreover, some folks desire next-level success and breakthroughs, yet they are not ready or prepared to pay the price for that next-level breakthrough. Others, leave their lives to fate, willing to accept anything that fate throws at them.
Such people, fail to understand that life is not fair at all because it doesn’t deliver to us what we desire but only what we demand and paid for. It is also said that life is like a school, and we must pass the exams of our present class before we are allowed to move to the next class.
My dear, having said that, this question is still left for us to answer, “How ready and prepared are we to move to our next class of life or to move to the next level of success and break through the year we are entering”
Those who are ready to see their desired breakthrough be realized should take a clue from the bible as seen in 2 Chronicles 27:6. It was said of Jotham, So Jotham became mighty because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.
In other words, the starting point in having a genuine next-level breakthrough is having a divine encounter with God. The only way to have a divine encounter with God is to know him personally, and that will enable you to prepare your way before Him.
Knowing God is one thing, and walking according to the dictate of the scripture or ways of God is another thing. That is why Daniel 11:32 says, Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
Preparing ourselves before the Lord is what motivated many believers or churches to embark on 14 days fast, 21 days fast or 40 days fast as the case may be. Were you part of that ordinance or exercise?
Some may think that fasting in January will automatically guarantee their next-level breakthrough, but it is not so, other things must be in place. I said this because some fasted as a religious exercise, not for their encounter with God or destiny.
In other words, we don’t bribe God by our fasting, but to humble and chastise ourselves before God. In the Bible, some people. They really prepared themselves before God in order to have a divine encounter that led to their next-level breakthrough in life are:
The first person was Joseph, as we can see that in Genesis 39:1–20. Reading the above bible reference, you will see that Joseph resisted $exual temptation or pleasure because of his fear of God. As a result, look at what happened in Genesis 39:21-23, which says:
But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing.
The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made it prosper.
The second person is Daniel, whom we can see in Daniel 1:8-9 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Because Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself, Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs. End of part one, please keep a date with us next, as we will continue our discourse next in part two. Shalom!