A friend of mine recently told me, “If one more person tells me my breakthrough is coming, I am gonna scream!” So…naturally I called him later that day to remind him his breakthrough was coming. LOL. We laugh about it….but do YOU believe it?
You may have been beating your head against the wall for years wondering if you will EVER see your breakthrough. Here is the secret I learned: if you want your breakthrough, you have to follow through. Sounds simple, but for millions of people it is a gargantuan task that seems to be the impossible dream.
A few tips that might help you realize your breakthrough:
- First and foremost, make sure what you are pursuing is God-directed, not self-directed. In other words, are you pursuing something out of selfish ambition and bullheadedness, or are you pursuing your God-given purpose…that thing that you are wired to do that makes you come alive?
- Secondly, you HAVE to focus your time and energy on what you are pursuing. If you are like me, you may be good at lighting fires but having trouble keeping them lit because you have so many to tend to. Focus on the fire in your belly…that passion that God has put in your heart. Pursue that with everything you have and everything you are. Don’t let anyone or anything deter you from fulfilling that dream.
- Persistence pays if you stay focused in the right direction. Don’t give up and don’t let discouragement wear you out. Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways it won’t work.” Think where we would be today without his persistence.
- If you want your dreams to come true, you have to act on them. You can talk all day about how great it will be and what you will do when it happens, but if you don’t ACT, you will never see the fruition of your dreams.
Some of you may argue that you are waiting on God. Well, here is my opinion on that: waiting on God is not passive. It is active. It is continually seeking and knocking until the door opens. It is not lazy, and it DOES require work on our part…but the end result is a beautiful thing. When someone steps into their destiny and abides there, it is like a work of art that is priceless and unique. It blesses everyone.
Don’t miss your breakthrough. We are counting on you, just like you are counting on us. We are each unique pieces to the puzzle called life. Without each of us breaking through, the picture is not complete for any of us.
Greatness is on the other side of your breakthrough. Believe it. See you on the other side.