Typically, when we think of the word “breakthrough”, we understand it to mean pushing through some restriction that stands before us. This morning, while in prayer, I saw an image of a person walking forward in obedience to a word from the Lord. They were focused on what was ahead of them. The person was walking on hard ground, a crust-like surface. As they took their next step, the breakthrough they had prayed for took place under their feet.
The person fell down through the hardened crust of their circumstance into a new place not previously realized. The free-fall took them entirely by surprise. The look on their face as they fell was one of shock and confusion. At first, it felt like they had lost all control and were in jeopardy. What they were actually sensing was freedom. When they realized what had taken place the shock and confusion turned into joy and child-like wonder.
God wants to move you forward, but He also wants to take you deeper. Breakthrough can take place in any direction. We are talking about spiritual dimensions that are beyond the measurements associated with our natural understanding of time and space. There are times when going deeper is more significant than going forward. Trust God with the direction of your breakthrough. Step forward with confidence. God is directing your steps.