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3 Powerful Ways to Prepare For Your Breakthrough

3. Consider a Change

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9

What does it take to get Unstuck?

When we feel stuck we often need to take some action that will lead to the breakthrough. The action we are searching for is the catalyst.

What we really want is not the catalyst, but what a catalyst brings: change.

Change. Isn’t that what we ultimately seek when we are searching for a breakthrough?

Doing the same things we did that led us to become stuck will unlikely lead to breakthrough. It will likely lead to more of the same.

Some kind of change, even if seemingly small and imperceptible, must happen.

That agent for change, the spark, the push is a catalyst.

Here are five Catalysts for Change that can lead to breakthrough:

  • Conviction
  • Clarity
  • Choice
  • Cutting
  • Caring
  • Calm
  • Courage

When we allow these catalysts into our lives, we can unblock ourselves and better see God’s guidance leading to breakthrough change.

Conviction reveals an error, a sin, a rebellion in our life. It’s often required to begin the process of experiencing God’s breakthrough.

Clarity comes from removing the distractions, getting clear on God’s priorities, eliminating bad influences or advice, getting the right perspective.

Choice is the actual act of making a decision. It involves intentionally moving forward with a person, a path, a commitment.

Cutting means removing a habit, a temptation, a relationship, or a desire from our life and thoughts.

Caring means digging into what really matters, peeling back the masks and numbness, actually coming face to face with your feelings and vulnerabilities.

Calm is often the precursor to clarity and comes from separating from the noise or being still in God’s presence.

Courage is the heart and strength to move forward and embrace what God wants to bring into your life.

All of these catalysts can be drawn from God’s written word. Not from our own fleeting and deceptive emotions, but from the firm foundation of God’s truth and faithfulness.

No matter what the ‘stuck’ situation you are in, God has gone before you. You can and you will get through this!

I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron. –  Isaiah 45:2