One thing is to have breakthroughs another thing is to know how to sustain them. One thing is to love God, another thing is to remain in it.
To love God is important, but to remain in love is very important. There are people who have served God for some good numbers of years but they are no longer serving Him.
King Solomon as a Case Study
For example, King Solomon: Solomon loved God and sacrificed the largest burnt offerings in history. And God was moved by this, His heartbeat was like ‘I must bless this son today,’ and said, ask me anything (a statement that most of us will be eager to hear).
The unselfish king asked for something that benefits the entire humanity. Wisdom. With wisdom, there was no sound of wars during Solomon time unlike the era of King David, his father.
Understand this, it takes only a sacrificial approach to move God. Solomon took a sacrificial step and won the heart of God. He was not only endowed with wisdom, but he was also blessed with riches and honour.
“The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on the altar.” (1.Kings.3:4)
“And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 head of cattle and 120,000 sheep and goats. So the king and all the people dedicated the temple of God.” (2.Chronicles.7:5)
I’ve not arrived at where I’m going yet. The bottom line is that, Solomon love God and as a result, he was blessed abundantly. But, after the blessings had come, the strange women and their idols took away his heart from God. The consequence was a fractured kingdom. The wise king also became the foolish king.
“So, the LORD said to Solomon. Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.” (1.Kings.11:11)
Many people have been eluded of their breakthroughs because God knows that they will stop serving Him after they have received them. And those who have received some breakthroughs before have lost them after their hearts have been diverted from God.
Wait a minute, Tireless, unbending, and continuous obedience are the master keys to a frequent and constant change of levels. You know what, obedience is the capital proof of love (John.14:21) – your breakthrough stops where your obedience stops.
“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and CONTINUETH therein, he being not a forgetful hearer; but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” (James.1:25)
The great statesman, Daniel as a Case Study
Daniel for instance, they sought occasions against him and they could not find any expect concerning his God. They made the king to signed the decree to not serve any god expect the statue image he created.
Kudos to Daniel who could not be daunted by this threat, he kept pressing on and prayed like never before to a point that the king has no choice than to bow and worship him. We all know the rest of the story.
Daniel was decorated and enthroned. They gave him fine linens and ornaments as a mark of honour.
The Golden Rule
Continuity will always set men on a pedestal of honour anyday anytime anywhere. Jesus obeyed to the death on the cross and He was given a name that all things in heaven, on earth and under the earth are subjected to (Phil.2:10-12).
“And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom servest CONTINUALLY, able to deliver thee from the Lion?….my God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me;…So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.” (Daniel.6:20-33)
Continuity is the golden rule. This is very vital. Remain rooted in love both in-season and out-of-season (whether the breakthroughs are coming or they are not). Never serve God on contract but serve in truth and indeed. People believe you only when you’re consistent in what you’re doing.
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:  Yet I will rejoice in the Lord , I will joy in the God of my salvation.  The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet , and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments. ” (Habakkuk. 3:17-19)