When your financial blessings are on lockdown
Definition of breakthrough– warfare: an offensive military assault that penetrates and carries beyond a defensive line, an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle, a sudden advance especially in knowledge or technique.
Definition of blessing – special favor, mercy, or benefit; a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
If you are like me you have been unsuccessfully praying for financial blessing for years. We get spurts of increase in the money we normally have. However within a month or even that week we are having to ask for another blessing. That seemed to be the cycle of our life. Why can we not receive a blessing that would take us into a life of abundance? I desire a life of not having to pinch pennies.
As we look at the above definition of a blessing it refers to a gift bestowed by GOD thereby bringing happiness. Why can we not have happiness in our finances? After all there were many people in the bible who obtained godly wealth: Joseph, Moses, Abraham, Solomon, the woman with the oil, the proverbs 31 woman, just to name a few. I’m sure you know people who have received blessings that change their life or their position in life? What makes them different from us.
My Current state
To let you know my current situation. A believer without a place to call my own I had to live with someone, I had to give up my transportation, and I was unemployed, and no form of income. Countless times I had declared , in . The Word talks about GOD preparing a table before us in the presence of our enemies. I believed those scriptures but I didn’t understand why it was not manifesting for me.
It was mid -May of this year, after crying out to the LORD once again, when I finally listened and heard His response. GOD response to me was, the blessings are already available. I sought GOD for clarification. He informed me what I first needed was a financial breakthrough. Financial Breakthrough and Financial blessing, I thought were the same. I had to look up the definition of a breakthrough. The definition of breakthrough states it is an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle. The Father explained there were obstacles that I needed to address in order for the blessings to manifest.
I learned these obstacles permitted the enemy to win a temporary stay in a case against me. Surprisingly enough it was not the enemy sole doing but it was the unintentional permission I had granted to the enemy. This allowed my financial blessings placed on lockdown.
At this point, I had changed focus, I had to be aligned with what GOD was showing me about the obstacles. I had to be willing to go through His process to receive His promises. We can’t operate in GOD based on traditions but we must be willing and patient to hear from Him. I inquired what obstacles He was referring to.
His response to me was your actions, words, and thoughts are the evidence that the enemy has brought before the courts. He has won a temporary withholding on your financial blessings. This is the part where we stop praying for what we want. Its time to pray for understanding in the things GOD is trying to improve, move, or change us.
What Started it All
Let me back up a bit, I was upset and angry that my current financial situation had not changed for close to two years now. So I decided to recorded playlist videos. Videos called Waiting on GOD for a Financial Breakthrough, I wasn’t wanting a breakthrough I was wanting a blessing. To be honest I did these videos to test GOD, to force Him to change my financial situation.
After the first video of the group, I heard GOD say, Shame, Bola you walk in shame. It puzzled me. GOD explained walking in shame in not walking in who He has called us to be, this makes me off alignment. I began to understand that was one piece of evidence used against me. It was time for me to allow GOD to deliver me and heal me from shame. By the way, shame is found in Genesis in the garden when Adam & Eve hid and covered up.
As we were working out shame in me, it was revealed about poverty mindset, pride & insecurity were some of the other obstacles that I needed deliverance and healing. My prayers changed. From prayers asking for blessings to asking GOD to reveal the areas in my life that needed to be broken and changed.
Breakthrough strives to reject things designed to keep from walking in the fullness of who you are in GOD. GOD desire that we maintain, and prosper in His gifts/blessings. He has called us blessed to be a blessing. How can we be true blessings to others when we walk in doubt, fear, and lack?
Now I realize what the enemy was using to make me experience disappointment and pain. GOD is using this time to strengthen me, to empower me, and speak with boldness. What GOD gives us He doesn’t want the enemy to easily snatch away.
The breakthrough must come first so that His blessing can flow abundantly. Someone who continuously gets a flow of blessings, normally there was a season of breakthrough they underwent. I am willing, are you willing to go through the financial breakthrough process. Do want to get a flow of blessings or to have sporadic blessings!
In this process, GOD downloaded a product called Financial Breakthrough Prayer Cards He had me created. These cards address some of the behaviors that keep us from financial blessings. GOD is in the blessing business but are we ready to receive and stand for Him. Is what you are desiring aligned with His will to advance His Kingdom and give Him glory.