Last year, I kept fiddling around with different song ideas, and the line "craving a breakthrough" showed up every time I did so, then it stuck.
This song is all about being honest with God. Praying honest prayers can be ridiculously difficult, but He can handle whatever we're dealing with! Tell Him how you really feel.
When I wrote this song, I was so tired of feeling numb. I was upset with God. I wanted Him to hear me crying out to Him day after day. I wanted Him to see me. I wanted Him to love me. I wanted a breakthrough so I could feel close to Him again.
While He didn't answer right away, I find that He speaks to me daily, gently leading me to breakthroughs.
We're craving a breakthrough, aren't we?
I think the reason we crave breakthroughs so often is because we find ourselves numb, stale, tired, and/or bored with life. We want something fresh, a new revelation that will give us strength.
Sometimes we crave breakthroughs when we're stuck in cycles of tribulations. Other times we're just tired.
Regardless, I think we all feel like we could use a breakthrough, and we'd like one now, please.
But, if I've learned anything in the past year or so, it is that God didn't create us to ease through spiritual shortcuts. No, He knows that we grow much better when we have to fight against our flesh, or against our circumstances.
He is very much about the journey. Of course, we look forward to heaven, but check this out.
"And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing..." (Matthew 11:12, NLT).
Focus on the fact that it says the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing. This implies that the Kingdom is here now, which means we cannot only look forward to heaven. The Kingdom is here and now.
We have to stay present.
"Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For out momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory" (2 Corinthians 4:16-17, HCSB).
So, let's embrace the journey.
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