There comes a time in your life when you’re waiting and working on your breakthrough, but it’s just not there yet. And you feel like your labors are all in vain.

I believe though that there are pivotal tests in life that we need to pass in order for us to get to the next level of our life, whatever that means to you: being married, getting promoted, having a book published etc.

Those tests could be in the form of a.) what you are doing while in the midst of “waiting game,” b.) how faithful are you in making the best of your breakthrough that has come c.) how are you responding to situations when you feel like you missed an opportunity, like a breakthrough has just passed you by.

You see, I’m of the belief that “a breakthrough can actually break you” if you don’t have the right heart, skills, and attitude towards it.

We all should be grateful just for the fact of being alive each day. Even with all the things, breakthroughs, the right people, and best situations that we’ve been searching for are still lacking, we all should be grateful for life itself.

We ought to be grateful to God who has lent us this precious life that we’re called to use purposefully, and not just for ourselves.

The Right Heart, Skills, and Attitude Towards Breakthrough

Life is not all about the breakthrough we hope to achieve. Life is more than just that. Here are reflection questions I hope we all consider as we wait and work for our big break:

  1. What does our heart focus on? Is it just in mere material possessions, being with our God’s perfect gift, or the blessing of becoming someone we want to be?
  2. Do we have the right skills for the breakthrough that we’re praying for? Are we even working to have or hone the skills fit for the breakthrough that we’re hoping for?
  3. Are we in proper perspective and do we have the right attitude about having the breakthrough? What are we going to use it for? Who are we going to serve?
  4. If we feel that we already missed a breakthrough, should we stay depressed or should we continue to live? Life is still full of surprises – God still has the best years of our lives ahead of us.

I am aching and longing for my big breakthrough. And even though I feel like I’m ignored, rejected, considered second best in place of someone better, I am in faith that God is working in the background of things.

I trust that if I’m committed to have the right heart, skills, and attitude, God will grant me the breakthrough in His own time and way. And even if it’s not yet here right now, what if the breakthrough that I’m waiting for is actually who I am becoming now in the process of waiting actively in faith?

Adrian is a professional Events Host, Writer, Teacher, and Change Catalyst. He's a world-class emcee creating fun, memorable, and meaningful events. As a change catalyst, his mission is to inspire personal development so people could have better lives with brighter future, against all odds. An IELTS- and TESOL-certified English Trainer, he's also a prolific Tagalog Tutor.