Breaking the “Almost” Barrier

There is an invisible barrier that drives men into mediocrity. It cripples the best of us, paralyses us with the poison of rejection and renders us immobile. This barrier manifest by close doors and broken dreams.. and if you want to be GREAT you must find the strength to pierce  this barrier. When it comes to advancing, obstacles must always be addressed. There is no way to get around it. Usually close doors reveal areas of weakness and incompetence. The great thing about barriers is that they stretch us, they push us to our natural limits and force us into the corner of the supernatural.. barriers birth the spirit of pioneers and manufacture discoverers and inventors. Every great leader comes face to face with barriers.

Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. 

Paul was confronted with the “almost” barrier when he was given the opportunity to present the gospel before King Agrippa. After the end of Paul’s presentation, the king said “you almost”.. meaning that Paul fell short. Maybe he didn’t communicate it well, maybe he didn’t exegete the scriptures with clarity, maybe he had an attitude, whatever it was, it stopped him from achieving his goal. This “almost” barrier will always meet you on your road to greatness and you must have the fortitude to OVERCOME.

1John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

The “almost” barrier must be faced head on with FAITH. Now faith must be understood within the context of a power source. Faith is not the belief in the unseen, but its literally the bridge that connects us with a mighty God. Faith draws us close to God, and prompts Him to draw close to us (James 4:8).  This is the Law of Worship. The Law of Worship says that whatever you worship you gain access to. In the realm of worship you receive an impartation of: character, resources and agenda. Faith allows you to see what others can not, hear what others can not, and do what others can not. Faith allows you to see beyond the barrier and give you endurance to withstand the opposition, because you know victory is one push away. Faith sees the barrier as a platform for the supernatural.. Faith sees the barrier as a lunching pad for your next level.. Faith knows not “no”.. for in it the promises of God are yes and amen (2 Cor. 1:20).

The “almost” barrier must be broken in your life. Some people are not just confronted with this barrier, but live in this world. It is the “almost” dimension. When it comes to breakthrough, penetration and advancement, they always “almost” but never seem to make it into the realm of completion. You are plagued with success always being one step away.. rejection has bound you from moving forward.. and today it must be broken. You are made for success.. you are made to be a Barrier Breaker.. “almost” must be broken.

In order to break this barrier, you must:

1. Develop a life of consistent expansion and stretching. Do what you do not do often.. try new things and push the boundaries of your comfort zone.

2. Address every area of incompetence. Any skill that reveals your shortcomings, spend time to perfect and master that skill or that area.

3. Broaden your perspective and surround yourself with people who have the scent of word changers. Surround yourself with people of faith and people that refuse to accept no.

4. Release a constant surge of Prayer, Prophesy, Praise and Worship. No one transcends barriers like worshippers..

Say this prayer aloud:

I repent for mediocrity.. I repent for slothfulness.. I repent for laziness and oversleeping. I break the spirit of Rejection and denounce any ties I have with incompetence. I renounce normalcy and ordinary and I decree I live in the realm of extraordinary. I declare that EXCELLENCE is my portion and PROMOTION is my inheritance. I break the barrier of “almost” and I move into the realm of “finish”. Father give me the grace to finish and the anointing to endure closed doors.. in Jesus name. Amen.

BUILD PEOPLE, ENGAGE CULTURE, IMPACT NATIONS

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About pastorbryanmeadows

Pastor of the Embassy International Worship Center in Atlanta, GA. View all posts by pastorbryanmeadows

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