Faith isnít about size. Itís about
stepping out in the direction of my dreams regardless of the
consequences. Jesus said that if I had faith the size of a mustard
seed, I could move mountains. Jesus meant that faith doesnít come in
small, medium, or large sizes. Itís either present or absent. If itís
absent, my life is full of limitations, and I go nowhere. If itís
present, I can move mountains.
I never need to worry if I have enough faith. Any faith at all is
enough to start moving in a positive direction. I will always have
sufficient faith to be the best I can be and do the best I can do. As I
walk on the path to my dreams, I donít need to see far into the
distance. I only need to see where to take the next step. If I am
faithful in taking the next step, I will eventually reach my dreams.
Faith isnít magic. Rather, itís the practical method by which I make my
dreams happen. When I am willing to do whatever it takes, when I am
willing to take the next step, when I am willing to take the risk and
accept the consequences, then I have all the faith I need to make my
dreams come true.
once asked him to increase their faith. They felt that their faith was
not up to the task. You may feel the same way. Your faith seems too
small to have an impact on the monumental challenges that litter the
landscape of your life. You wish you had a large amount of faith so you
could make big things happen. You act as if faith is a commodity, and
if you somehow had more, you could turn your life around. Although it
may seem that bigger is better, you really don't need to worry about the
size of your faith.
Faith isn't about size. Jesus said if you had faith the size of a
mustard seed, you could move mountains. Jesus was saying that faith
doesn't come in small, medium, or large sizes. Faith is either present
or absent. If it's absent, your life is full of limitations, and you
are stuck in Nowhere Land. If it's present, you can move mountains.
You never need to worry if you have enough faith to move mountains. Any
faith is enough to start moving in a positive direction. You will
always have sufficient faith to be the best you can be and do the best
you can do.
Jesus said that faith makes it possible to move mountains. Moving
mountains is exciting stuff. The problem is there are so many
mountains that seem to be staying right where they are.
If it was up to us, moving mountains would be ninety-nine percent faith
and one percent hard work. When we encountered a mountain, we would
have a chat with God about how the mountain needed to be moved, and if
He gave us the go ahead, we would exercise our faith, and the mountain
would disappear into the sea. In a few effortless minutes, another
mountain would bite the dust. We could move our mountains without
lifting a finger. Unfortunately, that's not how faith works.
In the real world, moving mountains is ten percent faith and ninety
percent hard work. Faith tells you it's possible, and hard work makes
it happen. When Jesus said your faith could move mountains, he didn't
say how long it would take or how many people would help you. It may
take years to move your mountains. Nevertheless, the mountains will
move if you get out your shovel and start working.
Mountains don't move in an instant; they move one shovel full at a
time. When you ask God to move your mountain, God hands you a shovel
and tells you to start digging. When you lift your first shovel of
dirt, you instantly become a mover of mountains.