PREPARE FOR YOUR GREATEST BREAKTHROUGH
Most of us went through different setbacks.
Not every time is a good time and we experience our own bad times. Depressing moments that will almost bring us to the brink of our defeat and surrender.
And no one is exempted because this are just part and cycle of life season.
We will know that spring is coming only after winter.
Maybe, you are in your winter season right now but mind you; your greatest season is about to come.
Your shift is coming.
But today, let me unfold that our greatest victory will always overcome our greatest defeat.
That our greatest triumph shall be greater than our greatest failure.
That our grandiose comeback is lfar greater than our worst setbacks.
We have to PREPARE FOR YOUR GREATEST BREAKTHROUGH.
THE PETER & THE DISCIPLE
Revisiting the story and experience of Peter and the rest of his fellow disciples, they experience setbacks in their lives.
With all the hopes and aspiration that change was about to come in Israel, that a Messiah was about to deliver them from their situation; that hopes were ruin when Jesus was crucified.
Setbacks. Their faith was messed in a way due to the death of the One they expect to deliver them.
No more miracles, no more teachings, no more healings and their life was not normal and they were hiding and recuperating from the pain of a loss of a Master and a friend.
How many of us have the same experience?
-We experience setbacks due to financial obligations.
-Loss of jobs
-Marital dispute and relationship on the edge of separation
-Business is failing
-Health might we worsening
Name it and only you know, which type of setbacks you are into of which it slowly draining your energy, it slowly wavering your hope and doubt started to be bigger than your faith.
But here is the good news “ Ang nakalaang tagumpay ay mas mainam kesa sa mga karanasan nating nakakapanlupaypay”
Our depressing moment could be turned into a victorious event.
Here are some lessons we could learn from the setback experience of the Disciples:
1. Our Setbacks prepares us for our Greatest Comeback
In John 21:3 Peter and the disciples caught nothing. They toil all night but it was an empty and depressing night.
What if what we do best don’t work anymore? What if our experience failed us and put us into a center stage of shame?
In every setbacks, God has a purpose and reasons.
Setbacks teaches us a lesson to learn, because when we are experienced and know everything, we have that difficulty to accept the lessons.
Sometimes our being experienced is our big problem because we thought we know everything.
Have you noticed that when you know so many thing, you don’t lessen anymore? Because you develop a belief that you are far better than the other. And setbacks are just catalyst to humble us and see ourselves.
To see what is missing, to point what we need to do.
Setbacks prepare us to focus on the next level. It helps us to prepare a strategy.
David was being prepared by fighting lions and bears. Little he realized that these events of fighting lions were just preparations for the biggest kill of his life. Its Fighting Goliath.
It was not about lion but just a preparations.
It’s like Manny Pacquiao gears to fight the Golden Boy Dela Hoya or Mayweather.
Setbacks develops us to focus on the next level.
It should develop our skill set to prepare for the next step.
When you lose your first business, it’s not about the money you lost but the experience you gain. It increases your risk tolerance and evaluate what went wrong.
It’s expensive but losing an opportunity is more expensive.
It is not about what we lost but the experience we gain because every stumbling blocks are just a building blocks in the making.
It’s not about the problems, it’s about you.
It is making us READY.
To teach us to be patient, to teach us to wait. To teach us to trust. To teach us to focus. To teach us to work more and value the time we spent.
It teaches about synergy. Choosing the right people to work with.
Never worry if we are mopping the floor now, or we are cleaning other’s house or we are accomplishing other’s mission because all of these are just preparations.
FOR YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING.
Maybe your counting other’s money, your breakthrough is coming.
Maybe your taking care other’s children aside from yours, your shift will come.
Like Joseph, setbacks are just doors leading to the next doors. A pit could be a door to a prison, another setbacks but it will lead you to a more and bigger door of the palace.
YOUR NEXT DOOR IS ABOUT TO OPEN. THE BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING.
Because our greatest failures teaches us to use our FAITH.
2. Our Setbacks Should Not Hold Us Back
The presence of setbacks does not man that we cannot bounce back.
Because set backs are just preparations and it is not our destiny.
There is far greater plan, a bigger mission prepared for us to accomplish and no setbacks shall hold you down.
Mr. Sanders of KFC did not allow setbacks and rejection to accomplish what he has to do. Despite hundreds of rejections he received from restaurants refusing his recipe, he managed to win at the end because now, he has thousands of branches around the globe.
When there is problems, there is also solutions.
We cannot rely on our setbacks experience to predict we cannot win.
Like Peter and the disciples, it does not mean that because they toil all night without a catch, means no more fish at all.
We should never give up. Knock the door until the door is open.
We should pray until something happens.
Never give up too soon. Maybe it’s not yet time but it does not mean it is not coming.
3. Maximize Our Resources to the Right Place
Leverage what we have to get what we need.
When God ask us to use our boat, he will give us the fish that we need.
We need to use our talent, our gifts, our skills and to increase our knowledge to harness that gift that are inherent in us.
We have to make use and maximize what we already have to experience breakthrough.
When we ask God for something, God will not give us exactly what we need but rather He will give us the resources to have it.
Are you asking for table? He will not give us round table but He will give us tree so that from tree we could have the wood to make it into a table.
He wanted us to be creative. He is the Creator and He created all things. We have that inherent gifts given to us. The gift of creativity.
We have to maximize our greatest potentials because the gift and blessings are just somewhere in what we have.
What we need is already there but why we cannot see?
IT IS JUST IN THE HOUSE.
Because we have to use our faith and creativity. It is ready available we need only to tap on the right spot.
It is not enough that we have the creativity but the ability to use it when at the proper time and at the right opportunity.
You want to retire and go for good then maximize your resources and cast it on the right spot.
Working as an OFW is already a privilege, a blessing that we have to maximize this opportunity that we have. We don’t just work and spend, learn to leverage and how to increase what you have.
Learn to invest because what you put forward will grow. What you spent is what you throw and never expect to reap anything in return.
Be creative with your gifts and talents, enhance it and nurture it so that it could become open to every opportunity that comes. Because if not, when the door is open, you will not see it. When an investment opportunity to start for a new business, you don’t have the capital you need. Why, because you never maximize your resources and your potentials.
If we manage what we have, we can have more in returns. Because there is a principle that God want us to understand, that God will take away the resources from those who don’t know how to maximize it and it will be given to those who have more.
It is sound unfair but this is what we called unfair advantage. God invest on people who know how to make it grow. God give more to people who understood the principle.
4. Be Ready to Follow if You Want to Receive a Breakthrough
In Jn 21:6 “ So they cast and then they were not able to haul it because of the great number of fish.
Be ready for a net breaking blessings because when it comes, are you prepared to handle it?
To receive a breakthrough, we should know how to follow instructions. We should know how to obey.
Disregard that you know everything, learn how to listen and obey the Word of Directions.
This is what we need.
We may be having the right people, the right net, the best boat but without following God’s principle and His direction, we cannot do nothing.
Because obedience to the Word is a sign of humility.
You allow God to operate in your business, in your family in your community.
Another things is to see what others don’t see. Never look on what eyes could see but rather look at what our eyes could see.
We may not see that the fish is there but because we trust we cast our faith in Him, the breakthrough is coming.
Be ready to receive a breakthrough because it will break your nets. We must be willing to accept help when we need to and share that blessings to others even though we are the one who toil for all nights.
You cannot say to yourself, its mine. I build is up. It’s from my sweat and hardships. Yes but remember that even it’s your sweat, the blessings does not comes from you. Share it so that the net shall not break.
Peter and the disciples ask others boat to help them haul it near to the shore.
Be prepare as some people will hate you when you are blessed. Like Laban, he was not happy for Jacobs blessings. He was envious.
Sometimes your breakthrough will create your enemy but do not be afraid, if God allows you to have it and it’s your to manage.
You can bless the world with our breakthrough.
“His Words are true to doubt that He could give us a Breakthrough”.
May you God open the door for your breakthrough always.