Do This to Break the Drought Off Your Life

Do This to Break the Drought Off Your Life | by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comBeloved Presence-seeker, do you feel like you’re in a spiritual, emotional, or financial drought? If so, God’s Word has a solution for you–something easy you can do to break the drought off your life?

Here’s how to break the drought off your life:

As I was reading this morning in the Psalms, the Lord suddenly interrupted me and told me to read Haggai. Now, Haggai is not a book I read often; it’s not the first book I think of when I open my Bible. So, I knew the Lord had something to show me in that book.

When I turned to Haggai, I honestly did not even remember what it was about. Yes, I’ve read it before and even released a prophetic word from Haggai before. But, I didn’t remember any of those things. So I had zero foreknowledge of what the Lord would say to me from Haggai.

But to be perfectly honest, I was shocked at what I found. Why?

Because Haggai is all about how the Lord told the Jewish people that HE had placed a drought on their land, their provision, their businesses, their produce, their investments, the work of their hands, and on all the results of their labors. GOD placed a drought on these things, and the people were in lack.

But you know why He did it? Because they were putting their own houses first and not building His house.

At that time, God’s house laid in ruins. The Jews had returned to their land and had built themselves houses, but they hadn’t bothered to build the temple of God. They even built themselves nice houses, it says; but they weren’t any better off for it.

They weren’t getting a return on their giving.

They didn’t have enough provision for daily life.

They were trying to take care of themselves, but it wasn’t working … and their paychecks just disappeared every time they got paid for their work.

They were in lack, and things were rough.

Sound familiar?

But you know what God said would break the back of that drought? It’s simple:

Building His house.

Building His house.

Yup, building His house … instead of their own.

So they did. Haggai 1:14 says “the Lord stirred up the spirit” of the leaders and of all the remnant of the people, and they came together to work on God’s house.

Working on God’s house took time. But, the problem was, they started the work with impure hearts.

A few months later, though, on the day they laid the foundation for the temple (Haggai 2:18), God convicted them of their impure hearts. When He did, they must have repented, because after that God said that from that day forward He would bless them.

He promised to bless them, even though it wasn’t harvest time.

When He gave the promise, God pointed out that “As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit.” But, that was no problem for Him. God doesn’t need it to be earthly harvest time in order to pour out His blessings. HE is above all those things, and far more powerful. So He said, “But from this day I will bless you.”

So the word for you and for me today is this:

Build the house of God with a pure heart to break the drought off your life.

When I saw this word in Haggai this morning, I started drawing bricks in my Abundance Challenge study Bible: bricks of little things I have done recently to serve the house of God. I want to pour all I can into God’s house, so I will keep drawing bricks and trying to fill them up! (It just inspires me to serve more.) I love the local church, and I want to serve God there all the days of my life.

After all, as David wrote:

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness” (Psalm 84:10).

So are you in a drought in your life?

According to Haggai, GOD HIMSELF said that drought comes from not building His house first.

If you need showers of blessings on your:

  • Property;
  • Provision;
  • Spirit (needing God’s fire to fall on your spirit);
  • Anointing;
  • Investments;
  • Finances; or
  • The work of your hands …

Then it’s time to build the house of God.

How can you build the house of God?

It will be different for every church. Talk to your pastor. Then give. Work. Pray. Volunteer. Organize. Serve. Teach. Whatever they need … do it. And do it not grudgingly, but out of a pure spirit.

Building the house of God breaks the back of the drought off your life.

Will you build God’s house with a pure heart today?

Has a drought been on your life? If so, could it be from God? Do you need to build God’s house, so you can break it? Please leave a comment below and share what Holy Spirit is telling you about this!


  1. Lilian Chudey Pride says:

    Thank you for your “on time” messages. l appreciate the Spirit of God upon your life and ministry.
    Lots of love.

    1. Angelia Blackwell says:

      Praise The Lord that. has been in my spirit for a while and send it to me this morning someone like you that have a love for people and understand what they are dealing with .Thankyou. Angelia

  2. This blessed me greatly. God’s word is new every morning. Thanks for your consistency ma’am. God bless you.

  3. Bert Smith says:

    Yes , thank Jamie for your obedience, and yes , it was something I needed, your brother in Christ Bert Smith.

  4. Thank you Jamie for this message I have been thinking about this like where does my money go and how long will I be in this stagnancy ? And this message came along , help me Lord to do your work without grudging, whole heartedly to make time to do your work and to be used by God.
    Thank you

  5. Yes that helps me see more clearly. Learning to discern what God has asked us to do.

  6. David Tetteh Dameh says:

    It looks like for the past days God Almighty want to do a specific thing in our lives.I have been transferred to a village which the church over there was without chapel for the pass thirty five years, but I refused to go. not that the place is village but the agent over there is not willing to go to training that the reason I was send there. Now when I got there may priority is to help them complete chapel building before I will live there, so please pray with me so as God Almighty should accomplished His mission

  7. Mary Azumah says:

    Thanks alot my dear I think this came for me at the right. Because am in draught now .my son is in smocking marijuana I have been fasting and praying but I don’t see anything. I will surely serve and help built the church

  8. Thanks come at the right time I needed to read this. Thanks again have an amazing and blessed day

    1. ANN Mayne says:

      Thanks this came at the right time for me as well must help build the church in any way I can so the drought will be broken once and for all.

  9. Christina says:

    This is somewhat challenging to me. I feel uncomfortabe around the people in my church. Not all churches are the same. Some are segregated with some people looking down on others. The only way I have felt lead by the spirit to serve my church is through prayers. Praying for my pastor and members.

    1. Hi Christina I don’t want to speak out of turn but I don’t want you to miss out either. By miss out I mean real relationships and breakthroughs that you can have sooner rather than later.
      People will always seem to be that way but I think you can be the example. We can’t control how the act to us be we can control how we act to them. Jesus tells us that it is through love and kindness have I drawn thee, shower them with your love and watch it change the atmosphere. I hope I did not overstep her but my heart just hurt for you, because I know that feeling. BUT GOD!!

  10. Wow this never dawned on me before! I have tithed and given but I need to do more volunteering at church. I will definitely see where they need the help and I will step up!
    Thank you & God Bless you & your family!
    Love & hugs

  11. Building the Lord’s house has so been on my heart lately and I have been working in the Lord’s house and He has been meeting me there in so many amazing ways. I am praying that others will understand the need to build the Lord’s house too. There is always so much that needs doing in His house. I love your idea Jamie of drawing bricks and filling them in. Sounds like an inspiring idea to encourage others to build the Lord’s house.
    Praying things are going smoother for you and your precious son and husband and your other ministries for advancing the Kingdom of God.

  12. Thank you what a rhema

  13. Maria Dimba says:

    Thank you for this, I think I have started in building the church although at first I did not know what I was doing. I have committed myself to be part of those who clean the church every Wednesday. Thanks Jamie for your teachings. God bless you

  14. This has really hit hard. My relationship with my boyfriend(an unsaved believer) is unhealthy and is taking a toll on me mentally and physically. As much as I really love him, God is probably trying to tell me to let him go. It’s hurting me so much. Please pray for me and also his salvation. This is probably going to get really tough for me ;(

    1. I prayed for you, Melissa. I pray you would obey God in all things, including this one, even though I know it must be hard. BUT!!!! It is only because Papa God has something so much better for you! He has a husband for you who is a powerful man of God. An amazing man who will build you up, lead you, and care for you all the days of your life. But we can only receive His gifts in the pathway of obedience. Papa will give you grace as you obey Him.

    2. Melissa, I agree with Jamie. Not sure your age but when we are young all we want is to be “married”. I was a new Christian & my then boyfriend let me to the Lord…ironically he really wasn’t saved bc now he is involved in evil. I did marry him, it was awful & we did divorce. The Holy Spirit was trying to warn me prior to the marriage. I married in ’93, divorced in ’02 (thankful no children, even though I wanted them). I’m still unmarried, it hasn’t been easy but honestly, the pain of the wrong one & all that goes with it is far worse. Go with Jesus all the way vs misguided as I was in my early/mid 20’s…Now, 51 & still hopeful but if not, I’m good as well. I prefer his best than anything else. I have sisters in Christ who were blessed with a healthier relationship/marriage. I recommend in prayer, to bring your boyfriend to the Altar and allow God to move, accept what occurs and trust Him. Blessings!! – Kate

  15. Irene D Jones says:

    Amen on time word

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