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194. Positioning Yourself For Breakthrough // 8 Steps to Wait Well

194. Positioning Yourself For Breakthrough // 8 Steps to Wait Well

Have you been in a waiting season? Are you believing God’s Word to come to pass in your life? Waiting and trusting God is not passive, but active. Tune into this episode as Caroline shares 8 practical things you can do to position yourself for breakthrough and wait well!

Bible Verses:

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

Acts 16:25-26 “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.”

Psalm 100:4 “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name.”

Revelation 19:10 “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

Topics Discussed:

Waiting Well

  • Our wait should never be passive.
  • The word ‘wait’ in Hebrew means ‘to entwine ourselves with the Lord.’
  • We don’t just sit around doing nothing.
  • Waiting is not striving, working hard or performing.
  • We should not do things to get God’s attention.
  • Your wait should not be wasted. It should be purposeful.
  • It is a gift to seek the Lord in your waiting season.

How Can We Position Ourselves for Breakthrough?

1 – Standing on God’s Word

  • There must be something in Scripture that we are standing on.
  • We meditate on God’s Word.
  • God’s Word is our lifeline.
  • The number one thing we should be doing in our waiting season is standing on God’s Word.

2 – Declare Life

  • Speak out God’s Word
  • Declare life as you wait.
  • Your words have the ability to create life or death
  • What comes out of your mouth matters!
  • Make decrees and declarations. Do not whine and complain.

3 – Pray with Authority

  • You must pray with authority.
  • Declare the Word of God
  • Pray as though it is already finished.
  • Do not ever beg God – thank Him that it is already done.

4 – Worship

  • Worship your way through your wait.
  • It is a privilege to worship God through your wait and your hardships.
  • Worship leads to breakthrough.
  • We must be men and women who worship through our wait.
  • Worship God on your best days and on your worst days.

5 – Show Gratitude

  • We should be the most thankful people.
  • We should thanking the Father daily.
  • Your wait should be full of thanksgiving.
  • Displaying gratitude ministers to the heart of the Father
  • Gratitude shifts our focus off of our problems and onto the Father.
  • Enter His presence with praise and thanksgiving.

6 – Surround Yourself with a Hope-Filled Community

  • You cannot wait well all by yourself.
  • The community you surround yourself with matters.
  • The authority you submit yourself to matters.
  • You need to get in alignment with people who will come into agreement with you.
  • Your community needs to be hope-filled.

7 – Take Communion

  • Taking communion renews your mind.
  • The blood of Jesus speaks a better word.
  • It helps bring alignment to your spirit.

8 – Cling to Testimonies

  • The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
  • You testimony is a prophetic word in someone else’s life.
  • One of the most powerful things you can do in your waiting season is to cling to someone else’s testimony.
  • It increases your faith.
  • It gives you something tangible to hold on to.
  • What God did for them, He will do for you!

Powerful Quotes:

“Our waiting seasons should never be passive.” – Caroline Harries

“It should be a delight to wait actively and position ourselves for a breakthrough.” – Caroline

“It is a privilege to worship the Father through pain.” – Caroline

“The Father delights when His people turn back to Him.” – Caroline

“The number one thing we should be doing in our waiting season is standing on God’s Word.” – Caroline

“There is no greater thing to say or pray than God’s Word.” – Caroline

“If your relationship with the Father is just dependent on your receiving things, there is a whole other issue there.” – Caroline

“Your wait should be full of thanksgiving.” – Caroline

“There are things we do in our waiting season that stops our breakthrough from coming to pass and one of those things is complaining.” – Caroline

“One of the most powerful things you can do in your waiting season is to cling to someone else’s testimony.” – Caroline


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