Your Breakthrough is In Your Current Situation 

by Doug Addison

On 09/09/09 the presence of God came into my house and I was overwhelmed for over an hour with God's euphoric love and joy. During the experience I received revelation about ministry and financial breakthrough that God wants to do in peoples' lives right now. Many of us have prophetic promises from God about operating at a higher level of ministry but are currently in a job or situation that you have little passion for. There are also people who need a financial breakthrough that will allow you to freely do all the things that God is calling you to. God spoke to me that a key for this breakthrough may lie in your current situation.

My Breakthrough

In 1988 God began speaking to me about being in full-time ministry. A few years later I got serious about pursuing ministry training, but the problem was that I still needed to work my full-time job to make a living. So I started doing self-study courses and volunteered what little free time I had at ministries that were doing what I felt called to. It seemed that I would never have the opportunity to serve God with the freedom I wanted and have the money to get the training I needed. Then God showed me that I needed to stop living my life thinking about how it will be in the future, begin enjoying the present, and be grateful each day for the job I had at the time.

Colossians 3:23-24, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

In 1993 everything changed when I started working at my job as if I were working for God. I was working in San Francisco at the time, and my boss and most of my fellow employees were not Christians. In fact, most people were very hostile toward Christians in the workplace. In spite of that I decided to use my God-given spiritual gifts to help people at work instead of complaining to God for my feelings of being stuck. I started praying and interceding for the company I worked for, and we started seeing dramatic results. I would get words of knowledge and share them as "ideas I got while praying," and the owner began to attribute my prayers with the company's success.

As a result, I received bonuses, and a couple of years later, when I approached them about transitioning from my corporate job into ministry, they were helpful by keeping me on part-time. Eventually they hired me back as a contractor for five times the pay! This extraordinary favor allowed me to transition into full-time ministry and provided funding to plant our first church. God opened the doors, but it was a result of me changing my attitude toward my situation. God used my current job and a group of non-Christians to bless me. Years later God used the experiences I had at that job to help develop my message of Prophetic Evangelism that is now being taught all over the world.

Change Your Situation

This is a prophetic word to many people right now: "God wants to use your current situation to bless you and release finances and favor into your life." The key to it is learning to be content and work at whatever it is you are doing as if you are working for God Himself. This does not only pertain to jobs, but also to being in school, relationship or whatever situation you are in.

The Bible tells us that we can do incredible things through God's strength. Since God's love and power are limitless, what we can accomplish through His Holy Spirit has no limits as well. If we are unhappy and anxious about our situation, it can create limits to what we can do through God. Allowing God's love to flow through us, being content, and having gratitude can change the spiritual atmosphere around us and ultimately create an environment in which blessings are drawn to us.

Philippians 4:12-13, I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

If you feel frustrated or stuck, begin to find good things in your life right now. Here are a few tips on how to change your current situation:

 Give thanks to God for all that He has done for you. Make a list of blessings and things you are grateful for.

 Think about the positive things you like about people in your life. If you are married, what are the things that originally drew you together? Learn to recognize and help draw attention to the good things in other people.

 Who can you encourage or help today? Who can you help practically?

Ephesians 3:20 THE MESSAGE, God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us.