You all know the feeling. Whether it was an elevator experience when the lights went out or when a door handle comes off and you are trapped in the room, knocking on the door, waiting for someone to rescue you. Forgive me, I live in Lagos- the stuck situation can come when you are in those types of traffic ‘wey wear iro and buba, tie gele, and dey dance alanta on top am’. You know you have ‘entered it’ when everyone switches off their vehicles and the silence on the road is almost deafening.
But those are the short term stuff. They pass sooner and later. Inspite of how everything seems, you will not sleep on the road or in an elevator.
The hard stuff are when you have a life situation you could not escape no matter how hard you tried. Out of school and looking for a job. Looking for a spouse. Waiting for a promotion you are qualified for. Times of ill health.
Time seems to slow down and crawl and just when you are certain that you cant take anymore of this… it continues! No forward going, no backward retreating.
Then, somewhere down the long line…
The tennis lover will appreciate this. It is the point just before you take the score away from the server. When your ‘relatively’ disadvantaged position is about to turn about. Your quantum leap moment. .
The breakpoint moment is not the moment the score changes. It’s that last moment just before it does. That last period of effort, resilience and faith that it is possible to have the outcome one desires, even if the odds are not in your favour. The last dark before the dawn breaks the sky.
Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness.
God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.
God spoke: “Light!”
And light appeared.
Gen 1:2-3, The Message Bible translation
I’ve had a particularly miraculous breakpoint moment. I had tried it alI and done all I knew to do and yet, was down to nothing. No one could help me, inspite of their best intentions. I was between a rock and a hard place. And I just wanted to curl up in a dark room, numb my mind and pretend all that was going on wasn’t really happening to me.
You know where my breakpoint happened? On my little bed in my corper’s quarters where I saw something in the Word of God, that I ‘brooded on’… When I finally understood it, the lights came on. I knew what to do.
Things had not changed on the outside. But I was too certain it would. And it did in less than 48 hours. It was an awesome God-moment.
Sometimes, it wont be over so quickly though. Life’s tests don’t go when you’ve had enough. They do when the lesson has been completed and the question anwered. Sometimes, we will have to hold on to the word through moments of hope, despair, anger and then, hope again. And then, faith.
The great part is that as long as we are in Christ and in the Word, there WILL be a breakpoint moment. No matter what, it WILL breakforth.
‘This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls…’ Hebrew 6.19
In case you are thinking you’ve never quite had a breakpoint moment- the greatest break anyone ever had was accepting Jesus into their life. Going from just plain existing to becoming a son of God.
And you know what, the best of your story is yet to be told.
So take this moment and remember all those ‘breaks’ and ‘mini-breaks’ you’ve had- and be thankful. Look forward to those up ahead- they will surely come. And we’d love to hear about them in the comment section!
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