Do you ever wonder why you haven’t experienced a breakthrough?

You pray, and you earnestly trust God. All the while, the situation remains the same, or even gets worse!

I’m experiencing that right now.

I can’t pretend to know the answers to every situation, but maybe there’s something to this:

“Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.” (Matt. 15:11)

Here Jesus says it’s the words you speak that defile you (and your situation). In another verse, He says,

“But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.” ( Matt 15:18)

Faith and speaking are connected. And what you really believe is in your heart, not your head.

I find myself acting with duplicity in these matters. On one hand, I pray, declare, and believe God. That’s good! But on the other hand, I speak what I see in the natural. The natural, or what I call reality, is contradicting the result I’m praying for.

When I speak from the natural realm, I’m faith-filled alright! It’s just not faith in God; it’s faith in my current reality. I believe in my heart that my reality is what is true.

That stance defiles me and hinders my breakthrough because I believe it has more power to remain true than God’s ability to change my “reality.”

My words reveal my true beliefs.

Jesus handed us a key to breakthrough when He said,

“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and cast into the sea; and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:23-24)

The key is believing in your heart. Whatever you believe there, that is what you will speak, and that is what you will receive. It works both ways – either you believe, speak and receive what God wants to do, or you believe, speak, and receive your natural circumstances.

The natural circumstances of life are genuine and some have very painful, stressful, and severe consequences, but the kingdom of God is actually even more real than that. But when the pressure is on, what flows out of your mouth is what you really believe.

Y’all! This is hugely convicting to me. Is it for you? I’m repenting and seeking God on some things. What about you?

Let’s pray. Father, thank You for Your Holy Spirit that convicts and for Your word that reveals and corrects. Thank you for Your heart to set me free from the bondage of unbelief, doubt, and worry. I repent for not being in unity with Your will and for tying Your hands by my words. Thank You for the breakthrough. I ask You for a gift of faith to believe in my heart that You are a Father who does what He says He will do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


  • Mary Dell

    Oh Dorothea!! Thank you for your honestly and transparent. I’m in that season right now. I’m waiting for breakthroughs in my life!! Thank you for these words of encouragement!

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