If you want to see a church go wild with enthusiasm, let the pastor mention the word "breakthrough" in his or her sermon. Everybody is looking for a "breakthrough." Everybody wants a "breakthrough." However, everyone is not ready for a breakthrough nor does everybody need a breakthrough all the time. If you have just had a breakthrough one Sunday and the next Sunday the preacher mentions the word "breakthrough" and you are still leaping over pews, something is wrong. What's wrong?
The word "breakthrough" is often misunderstood and should not be a catchall word for resolving all problems. Sometimes when people say they need a breakthrough, what they really need is a better understanding of God and God's way of doing things. A breakthrough is an act of breaking through an obstruction. God is not obstructing Himself from us. God is ever present.
Another thing to consider is that there is perfect timing for a breakthrough. A caterpillar must go through a metamorphosis before it can emerge into a beautiful butterfly. An embryo must go through a nine-month gestation period to become a healthy baby. No mother in her right mind wants her baby delivered after only three or four months. A cake must bake a reasonable amount of time before it is done enough to eat unless you are willing to eat the batter.
It is detrimental for some things to be rushed. A rushed breakthrough is no substitute for the process of a blessing. The next time you hear the word "breakthrough," before leaping to your feet think to yourself, "God is perfecting me for my breakthrough, and I trust Him to make me ready for it and to let me know when I am ready."
"I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready." (1 Corinthians 3:2)