A Breakout Year – When you experience sudden or smashing success as compared to previous years.
What happened to cause the widow woman to have a breakout?
She made her appeal (Verse1)
She cried out. It’s important that we make our appeal and cry out. Don’t just sit on the information—you have to cry out. In addition to making your appeal, you’ve got to recognize who is assigned to you. Your breakout year will come through a person who is assigned to you. Everything that you need is in a relationship.
“A lot of times we look strictly to God, but God uses people”—Pastor Bill Johnson
She recognized who was assigned to her (Verse 2)
How will you recognize the person who is assigned to you? You recognize the person when they are willing to help. Everybody is not assigned to you. Everybody cannot do what the assigned person can do. There are some people who you are assigned to as well.
She did an assessment (Verse 3)
What do you have in the house? Do an assessment of what you have in your house. What skill set, what ability—what do you do? When God gets on what you have—He can turn the little into everything you need. What you have can produce what you need. Take what you have and begin to develop it.
“Sometimes we are looking at what we don’t have that we miss what we do have.”—Pastor Bill Johnson
She accepted and acted on the advice (Verse 3)
This woman accepted and acted on the advice. If you are unwilling to accept the advice of the person who is assigned to you—you are going to miss your breakout! Do you trust God? Do you trust who God sent you? There has to be a spirit of humility to accept the assignment of the person who is assigned to you. It’s critical when listening to instructions that you pay attention to details. Sometimes your pride can get in the way.
“It’s not just knowing—it’s doing.”—Pastor Bill Johnson
“When you have a real need—you don’t care who knows”—Pastor Bill Johnson
She asked for assistance (Verse 5)
Some of us are so private that we refuse to ask for help. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. You have to be willing to ask for assistance. God can get you out but He wants to bring you out whole. What God wants to do is develop you in the midst of what you are going through.
“God will allow you to be in situation to deal with the pride on the inside of you.”—Pastor Bill Johnson.
“If you would open up—you’ll get your answer.”—Pastor Bill Johnson
She acquired what she needed (Verse 6)
You cannot partially obey God and get your full blessing. The person who is assigned to you is assigned to you throughout the journey. We serve a God that is not just enough. We serve a God that is more than enough. What you have is enough to break you out to where you need to be.
What God has for you—you will have enough to not just pay your debts but to help others as well. God is taking you to a whole new financial level—not just limited to finances, health, relational issues, career—it’s a breakout year!