Stop Saying, “If Only I Had Enough Faith”
Have you ever said, “If only I had enough faith?” Or, perhaps, you may have thought concerning something you were praying about, “My faith is just not enough for God to hear me?” If so, you are making a mistake. Here’s why.
Watching Jesus and seeing Him work all types of miracles, the disciples approached Jesus with a request. His answer must have astounded them.
“The apostles said to the Lord, “Give us more faith!” The Lord said, “If your faith were the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Dig yourself up and plant yourself in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:5-6 NCV)
They thought they needed more faith than they already had. But Jesus disagreed. He answered by showing them what faith, even as small as a mustard seed, could accomplish. It could even make a mulberry tree uproot itself and throw itself in the sea. The mustard seed is one of the tiniest seeds in existence.
In essence, Jesus said to them, “You think the size of your faith is a problem. It is not. You’ve got it wrong. You don’t need more faith. Because, even if the faith you have is as tiny as a very tiny seed, it is more than enough to cause the miracles you need to happen for you.”
The disciples wanted Jesus to increase their faith, but He wanted them to unleash their faith. When they said, “Enlarge our faith,” Jesus said, “Express your faith.”
And that is what you need to do too. Your faith does not need to be increased. It needs to be unleashed. It needs to be expressed.
How? With your words. “Say to the mulberry tree, dig yourself up. Plant yourself in the sea.” And, “Speak to the mountain, tell it to move.” (Mark 11:23) Faith comes by hearing with your ears; it is released by speaking with your mouth. Don’t only pray to God, release your faith the same way Jesus did. The same way God did.
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast. (Psa 33:6, Psa 33:9)
Made in the image of God, you too can shape your world, with words of faith
Child of God, Jesus does not want you to be concerned about the size of your faith. Neither does He want you to think your faith is too small to experience miracles. It is not. He wants you to know, even if your faith is only the size of a mustard seed, it is enough to remove any mountain of impossibility that is separating you from God’s best and uproot any tree of failure that stands in your way. So, stop fretting about the size of your faith and start shaping your world with faith-filled words.