He is a skilled surfer. He knows when the waves are good for surfing he knows what equipment he needs and how to properly use it.
He is a skilled surfer.
However, there is one thing my friend cannot do.
As long as he’s been surfing, he cannot make a wave; he can only ride one.
He cannot generate the waves he can only get ready to catch a good wave and then ride it into shore.
Well, breakthroughs are the same.
I can’t, you can’t generate a breakthrough.
You can only ride it when God sends one to you.
A breakthrough is when God generates a wave and sends it in your direction, and you ride that wave onto dry ground and a higher level of living in your life.
Like a breakthrough of water, God wants to send waves into your life.
Waves that will smash walls that have been built up in front of you.
A breakthrough creates momentum in your life in a new and fresh direction.
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