Is there such a thing as “right place” and “right time” when it comes to breakthrough?
Do you think you have to position yourself when it comes to seeing the promises of God come to pass? Is it all up to you to find the exact right place and right time to access the provision of God? And if so, how do you figure those things out?
Do you realize how much we actually think about these questions, even if we’re not talking about them out loud? It’s human nature to wonder — “Did I do something wrong? Is that why this breakthrough isn’t happening? Should I have not done something? What do I need to do so I can get things moving?” We’ve all thought these things when we’ve felt stuck or delayed, right?
The (Biblical) truth is, being positioned for breakthrough is a joint venture between us and God. There are some things that only He can do, and then there are some things that we must do to find ourselves at the right place, at the right time, with the right heart, ready to receive. Are you ready to learn what these things are? If so, grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and let’s jump into this episode!
REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE: Hey, Sis! Grab your ticket for the upcoming REVIVE Woman Conference happening on May 13 & 14. We have both in-person and online digital experiences available for you. Head to revivewoman.org/conference for more information and to register.
Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:
John 15:4-5 —
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Isaiah 60:22 —
When the time is right, I the Lord will make it happen.
John 2:4-5 —
And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
1 Samuel 15:22 —
But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
John 6:28-29 —
Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”
Isaiah 30:1-3 —
“Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord,
“who carry out a plan, but not mine,
and who make an alliance,[a] but not of my Spirit,
that they may add sin to sin;
who set out to go down to Egypt,
without asking for my direction,
to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh
and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
Therefore shall the protection of Pharaoh turn to your shame,
and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your humiliation.
Isaiah 30:15 —
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
But you were unwilling…
Isaiah 30:18-25 —
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you,
and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.
For a people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. Then you will defile your carved idols overlaid with silver and your gold-plated metal images. You will scatter them as unclean things. You will say to them, “Be gone!”
And he will give rain for the seed with which you sow the ground, and bread, the produce of the ground, which will be rich and plenteous. In that day your livestock will graze in large pastures, and the oxen and the donkeys that work the ground will eat seasoned fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork. And on every lofty mountain and every high hill there will be brooks running with water…
Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
The tenth annual REVIVE Woman Conference is happening this May 13th and 14th, and we’ve got both in-person and virtual experiences available at revivewoman.org/conference.
If you’re in or near the Tampa, Florida area, grab your ticket right now for REVIVE Woman Conference and secure your seat. This event is happening May 13 and 14 and, Sis, we want you to be in the room!
If you’ve been feeling stuck or apathetic, if you are in a place where you know you need something from God but you just can’t seem to slow down and get still long enough to receive it, if it’s feeling just beyond your grasp and you know you need to intentionally get into the presence of God where the atmosphere is absolutely saturated with faith and expectation for what He can do, head over to revivewoman.org/conference and grab your seat for this transformational event.
Maybe you’ve been looking for a place where you can get a top-up of the Holy Spirit, where you can stand with like-hearted women in worship and prayer and declaration as you see God move mightily. This is your place, Girl! Seriously, get in the room. God has been so faithful to our collective of women throughout the years, and this year will be no different. Head to revivewoman.org/conference and jump in!
We’ve got an online option for you if you can’t make it in person this year. I’m excited about it because it’s got an incredible bonus attached to it that’s worth the entire price of the ticket. Your Digital Ticket Conference Experience includes —
Lifetime access to the 4-module Breakthrough Study that was written by Erica which includes the replays of four live teaching sessions on the Biblical principles of breakthrough, along with a 66-page activation workbook journal so you can really get the most out of this study.
Combined with your Digital Experience Conference Ticket, this bundle is a life-changer, so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to jump in. God is so good to meet us and pour out when we intentionally position ourselves before Him with expectation, so go to revivewoman.org/conference and grab your Digital Experience Conference Bundle today for just $29! Yep, it’s a crazy price, so grab it here right now.
Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.