“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!”
2 Chronicles 20:17 (NLT)
Do you need a breakthrough in your business, perhaps contracts need to be signed, accounts receivable that are past due need to be paid, or you need better employee/employer relationships? Maybe you need a breakthrough in your finances or your marriage or with your children. This scripture is telling us that we will need to position ourselves for breakthroughs.
There are four things that will help you to positioning yourself.
- Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT) says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, He endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now He is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Strip away the weights in your life particularly unbelief.”
- Quit pondering the past. Isaiah 43:18-19 (NASB) tells us, “Do not call to mind the former things, or consider things of the past. Behold, I am going to do something new, now it will spring up; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert Isaiah.” God is willing to do something new, to bring you that breakthrough that you need, but you’re going to have to stop dwelling on the negative stuff.
- Watch what our Father is about to do with expectation. Just as it says in 2 Chronicles 20:17 (NLT), “Stand still and watch the Lord’s victory.” In other words, put on that expectant faith attitude.
- As we stand and watch with expectation, we will need to speak only what God’s speaks. Stop speaking things that God does not speak. Stop speaking unbelief. In Joshua 6:10 in The Message, Joshua had given orders to the people, “Don’t shout. In fact, don’t even speak – not so much as a whisper until you hear me say, ‘Shout!’ – then shout away!”