Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13 (ESV)
To be sober-minded is to be filled with what the Word declares over us. It is to keep our minds actively focused on the truth of God’s Word, and to be actively on guard against the lies and deceptions of the enemy that would seek to invade our thinking. Our confident expectation is set fully upon what the grace of God has made available to us in Christ Jesus.
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalm 25:4-5 (KJV)
We open ourselves to wisdom from above when we make it our practice to pause and seek the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit in all things. When we no longer insist on our own ways, but instead listen for the still small voice, He will take us to places of breakthrough we could have never reached on our own.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luke 12:32 (KJV)
God is not reluctant when it comes to supplying our needs. In fact, it is His good pleasure to give us His kingdom. And so when we approach our heavenly Father, let us do so with boldness and confidence. Rather than being fearful, let us rejoice in faith; we may be certain that we will see God showing up mightily in our lives.
I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
Psalm 118:21 (KJV)
We can always maintain an attitude of praise knowing that no matter where we find ourselves, God has become our salvation. Salvation includes wholeness, peace, deliverance, provisions, as well as physical and emotional healing. Regardless of circumstances, we can trust that these fruits of salvation will manifest in whatever way necessary.
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6 (KJV)
Victory is not accomplished in our own might, but by the Spirit of God working in and through us. Trust your unseen Partner who is the Holy Spirit—He will enable you to do what you cannot do on your own, and He will supply you with the strength, wisdom and ability you need.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, he taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1 Corinthians 3:19 (KJV)
Let us place our faith only in the power of God, and not in what we might consider the wisdom of this world. Worldly wisdom will oftentimes try and get us to doubt the promises of God, yet we are called to realize that no amount of worldly limitation can prevent us from receiving what God has already promised us in His Word.
And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
Exodus 16:10 (KJV)
Anytime we find ourselves looking toward the wilderness—facing situations and circumstances to which we do not know the answer—let us be expectant that the glory of God will appear in the midst of it! Those moments where it seems like there’s no solution in the natural are in actuality the greatest opportunities for God to show up and manifest His power in our lives.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV)
We are vessels through which the glory of God is to show up in this earth. All of the promises of God have been made available in Christ, and as they manifest in and through our lives God is glorified. And so let us be assured that our heavenly Father delights Himself in showing forth His goodness in our lives, and let us walk in an attitude of praise, gratitude and expectancy!
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
John 10:10 (AMP)
Jesus has come to give us the more abundant life. This is life to the full, till it overflows. It is God’s will for us to see an overflow of His goodness and glory in the various areas of our life. The key to breakthrough is to not let circumstances move us off track, but to keep our attention and our focus on Jesus. We will surely see His promises come to pass in our lives.