There’s A Cupbearer In Your Breakthrough!
Everyone is constantly talking about needing a breakthrough in some area of their lives. Whether it is finances, family relations, or health we constantly are in need of a breakthrough. What do we mean by breakthrough? Merriam Webster’s defines breakthrough as an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle. Literally it is to break on through. An example could be someone pressing or leaning onto a wall and suddenly they broke through into the other room.
Whatever your situation is you certainly are not alone in needing some sort or breakthrough. Often we call this a miracle, but technically they are not the same. Sometimes a miracle is exactly what we need and it requires a supernatural aspect, where God does something that goes against nature or natural and physical laws. For example, a limb growing back on a person that had lost an arm or leg, or unexplained money, or gifts, etc. In a breakthrough there usually is some sort of natural reason.In both situations God is always at work.
Often when we are desperate for a breakthrough we are crying out in desperation for God to move on our behalf. We wait long periods of time, with seemingly no results or little change. Sometimes God is holding back or their may be some spiritual reason like a demonic attack. But whichever the case we all need a breakthrough.
Consider Joseph in the Old Testament. He was carried off and sold into slavery by his brothers to the Ishmaelites and later a leader in Egypt. He served his master well in Egypt until one day Potiphar’s wife lied and told her husband Joseph sexually assaulted her, when actually he ran away. Nevertheless he was thrown in prison and forgotten about.
When Joseph was younger God spoke to him through dreams and confirmed he had a high calling. But Joseph let his pride stand in the way, and thus his brothers really hated him, and God needed to get rid of that pride before he could use him for His purposes. Now we find Joseph serving and surviving in prison, when one day two of Pharaoh’s servants are put in prison right alongside of Joseph. If you recall both had dreams that Joseph interpreted correctly. Later, the baker lost his head, and the cupbearer was restored to his position.
The cupbearer promised Joseph he would remember him when he was restored at Pharaoh’s table. What happened was quite the opposite. He completely forgot Joseph. It’s like he made a vow and as soon as he got out of his tight situation he forgot all about the one who had prophesied his release and restoration. Perhaps you have made a vow to someone and for some reason through time you failed to keep that vow. Or maybe someone vowed to help you and failed to.
Recently the Lord reminded me and my wife of some commitments we had made several years back. We had to honor those commitments. By the same token there may be people who are supposed to bless you or me and the Lord has placed it on there heart and they don’t obey immediately and over a course of time they soon block it out of their minds. I think we have all been at some time in Joseph’s position waiting for that person or persons to keep the commitment to you. Also, we may have been the cupbearer too.
But I believe the Lord wants to make things right. I believe there is a cupbearer in your life that may hold the key to a major breakthrough, and also you may be someone’s cupbearer. God puts us in positions sometimes because we are blessed and He trusts us to be a blessing. Perhaps it might be to a family or even your church or workplace.
I pray that the Lord will show you if you have made a vow to someone or if there is someone who has told God they would bless you in some big way that the Holy Spirit would remind them. I am not talking about small things like helping someone with yard work or a project. I am speaking of major things blocking you or me from moving on. So I ask the Lord the stir events to trigger the cupbearers in our lives to remember, and to remind us of our vows.