“We have reached our tipping point!”
Those are the words that went off in my spirit when I read a text from a friend on Sunday.
Her text said; I just heard; “our prayers are going to start paying off.”
My first thought was, “that is a good word.” Yet, even as that thought went through my mind, something entirely different rose up in my spirit. It was, we have reached our tipping point.
My mind went back to a couple years ago when God had me studying tipping points. I knew I had to find my notes from that time, and thank God, I did find them.
My study of tipping points began with something God once spoke to me. I had been praying for one of our partners. God instructed me to sow a seed for this partner. I sowed that seed.
Later, I was thinking about the seed I had sown because it was a sacrificial seed for me at that time. I said to the Lord, “okay, Lord, I have sown another seed.” Expecting no response, I was surprised when He spoke back to me. He said, “there will be a tipping point.”
He had emphasized the words will be, therefore I knew without question, I would reach a tipping point in my giving. When that occurs, my harvest will come rushing in.
A tipping point is defined as; the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.
Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book entitled, The Tipping Point. He said breakthrough comes as a result of repeated behaviors that builds up an accumulative effect to a critical mass. He said when the tipping point is reached, a breakthrough occurs, much like the collapse of a dam, when a small constant trickle turns into a flood.
This makes me think of 1 Chronicles 14:11;
So, they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore, they called the name of that place Baal Perazim.
The Amplified Bible says it like this; So [Israel] came up to Baal-perazim, and David smote [the Philistines] there. Then David said, God has broken my enemies by my hand, like the bursting forth of waters. Therefore, they called the name of that place Baal-perazim [Lord of breaking through]. Our God is the Lord who breaks through.
Our prayers are being heard. Our giving is being seen. There will be a tipping point. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Keep pressing forward. The Bible tells us we will reap in due season if we refuse to give up.
I once read an article about businesses that relates to this. The article said most businesses do not fail because they are unable to become successful. Most businesses fail because someone gives up before they reach their tipping point. Their time to reap the reward from the work they have invested in their business.
God has said, there will be a tipping point. That is good enough for me. Every prayer we pray, every offering we give is being seen. The tipping point is coming. That tipping point may be today. Or tomorrow.
Perhaps you are seeing a trickle of answered prayers. A trickle of healing. A trickle of relief from debt. If so, don’t quit. That trickle will turn into a flood as the Lord of the Breakthrough comes on the scene. Breakthrough is imminent. The tipping point will come. Perhaps it already has.
Meditate on this:
He who opens the breach goes up before them; they break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king passes on before them, the Lord at their head. Micah 2:13