One time, I talked to a gentleman who had been an alcoholic for 30 years. It was all he had known. Growing up, he watched his father and grandfather struggle with alcohol. It looked like this addiction would keep getting passed from generation to generation. He tried to stop but wasn't able to, and now he was just accepting it. One day he was so miserable, he said, "God, I can't do this anymore. Please send somebody to help me." He specifically prayed, "God, send me a counselor." It just so happened that he turned on our SiriusXM channel. He would listen for hours and hours every day. He said to me, with tears running down his cheeks, "Joel, you became my counselor. You were the answer to my prayer." For the first time in 30 years, he's been sober for 8 months. He couldn't do it on his own, but God broke the chains. God cut through the bars of iron.
There may be things that have held you back for a long time, and every voice tells you, "It's never going to change. You're never going to break it, never get well, never meet the right person, never get out of debt" on your own. The good news, though, is that you're not on your own. The Most High God is going before you. He's going to break the chains. It may not have happened yet, but don't worry. Your time is coming. This is your year of yes – yes to break the addiction, yes to healing, yes to meeting the right people, yes to seeing new doors open.
Just like this man, call on God today. Ask for His help. Ask Him to direct your steps. Ask Him to speak to your heart. He promises that when we seek Him, we will find Him. He wants to see you set free, so get a vision of victory today. See Him breaking every chain!"He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains." (Psalm 107:14, NIV)