What May Be Hindering Your Breakthrough
05 August 2016 | By KSI Collected
God wants to bless us always, but sometimes we ourselves block our breakthroughs through our hard- heartedness.
Lets look at some scriptures that speak about a hardened heart.
Exo7: 14. “And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened is he refuses to let the people go.”
Although Pharaoh was no match for God he resisted Him and refused to let the children of Israel leave the land of Egypt because of his hardened heart.
Mk6: 45-52. Jesus came walking on the water to His disciples in the middle of a dreadful storm. The disciples lost control trying to save their lives. Jesus showed that He was in full control by walking on top of the water that was trying to drown them.
“They were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered, for they considered not the miracle of loaves: for their heart was hardened.”
Scripture also tells us in Mk8: 15-18, that the disciples’ hearts were hardened. This could happen to anyone with a hardened heart stunned by a powerful miracle.
Hardheartedness hinders receiving
There are areas in our lives that are not sensitive to God. A cold, insensitive hardened heart is spiritually blind & deaf, to spiritual truth, unable to hear the Lord speak. It is unable to understand, or apply spiritual things. It is unable to remember scripture although it can remember names of actors and movies. It is due to the fact that it regards the natural more than the supernatural. God wants our hearts to be hardened to evil but sensitive to Him and to His Word.
There is an important factor that determines spiritual sensitivity. The word ‘consider’ explains it.
Mk6: 52 “For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened”
‘Consider’ means: to study, ponder, examine, think upon or meditate.
The cause of their hardened heart was not sin, but focusing on things other than the miracle. Your heart becomes softened to what you consider and hardened to what you do not.
Earlier the disciples had witnessed the astounding miracle of the multiplication of loaves & fishes to feed an entire multitude. They soon forgot therefore they were surprised to see Jesus walk on water. It was Jesus Himself who had “constrained” – compelled His disciples to get into the boat and go on to the other side. Therefore He Himself was responsible for what happened to them. If they were thinking spiritually and not naturally, they would have known that Jesus would take care of them. They would not be surprised to see Him walk on the water coming to save them.
In the same way if we are not engrossed with the natural, we won’t be surprised by the supernatural.
We should expect to see daily miracles!
The truth of the matter is that our hearts become hardened toward God and His supernatural power because of our failure to stay focused on spiritual things. However, once we understand the cause of hardheartedness we can reverse the process and become hardhearted towards the devil but sensitive towards God, by considering, or meditating on the truth of His Word.