“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” says in Genesis 1:1, NIV

Have you recently experienced a significant advance in life?

Wordscapes is a word puzzle video game where you unscramble letters to create words. Accordingly, “as of 2020, over 14 million people have played,” including me and my wife. Typically, I find myself playing this game before going to bed at night. I’m unsure if that’s the right time to play a word puzzle. It works for me. Humbly speaking, I am now on Level 1354, and at this stage, the levels are now either Super or Extremely Hard. Expectedly, some words are so difficult to put together that they seem almost impossible to unscramble, which can be very frustrating. My last resort is to Google the letters to help me put that word together so I can move on to the next level, which is technically cheating. Without using this trick, which in my case seldom happens anyway, I am usually good at completing the puzzle. I admit that it takes a while to finish a level when words in the puzzle are extremely difficult. Believe me, friends, it feels so good when I hit that breakthrough to advance to the next level.

How about in real life? There are moments in life where it feels like we are living in a puzzle. Things do not make any sense, and if it does, it requires a lot of time, energy, and resource to make it work. I call it a “life puzzle.” Are you in the middle of a life puzzle? In your career or family relationship, are options to move forward limited? What do you do to discover your pathway to progress? To free yourself from whatever is stopping you from moving on, who do you seek for help? What disciplines do you observe to strengthen your stamina to stay on top of your game?

Sterling Hawkins, in his book Hunting Discomfort: How to Get Breakthrough Results in Life and Business No Matter What writes, “When you’re stuck — in one area or in every area — it really is just an inaccurate view of reality…that place of stickiness isn’t a sign that you’re trapped; it’s a sign that it’s time to make a change.” What change are you willing to make to get the right perspective and make the right move to breakthrough? I suggest you go back to previous successes or breakthroughs you experienced that might give you an accurate view of life. How does it feel to achieve success or accomplish major tasks? Do you still remember that feeling of gratification and self-worth? Aside from yourself, to whom do you share your joy and gratitude for your breakthrough?

May you find your breakthrough today and in the days ahead.

Prayer Song:

Songwriters: Jay Stocker / Korey Miller / Jake Epsy

Breaks strongholds, King of Heaven
When You speak, mountains move
I believe there will be breakthrough
There will be breakthrough
There will be breakthrough
I know, I know, I know
There will be breakthrough, yeah

I know You are moving now, God
I know You are healing now, God
You are moving, You are healing, You are speaking
There will be victory, there will be victory
I know, I know, I know yeah. Amen.