The other day a lady I’ve spoken to once walked up to me and said, “I thought of you the other day! I read Matthew 17:20 and it just remended me of you.” when I though back to that scripture, it really resonated with me.
“He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.””
In this parable the mustard seed represents the size of our faith and how just that little bit of faith can help us and others around us, grow. Where there is a little bit of faith, it can grow and spread. Many of us know though, a seed does nothing until it is planted. After that, it can overcome obstacles and experience so much growth. If there’s anything I’ve learned from gardening, seeds are persistent and they never give up. And just like us, when we plant ourselves in faith, there will be a way. Even if it’s a small amount of it. It’s our willingness to hold tight onto our faith through what we are facing.
You see, the enemy will try anything he can do to shift our focus away from God. Away from us placing our complete faith in God and trying to fill us with fear. Choosing to have faith over our fear of what’s to come next doesn’t mean we’re not afraid — it means that we’re choosing to not allow fear to consume us. We are choosing to have faith knowing that God will prevail in the end.
That mountain may look big in front of you right now and you may feel the weight of the world on you, but even just an ounce of faith in Jesus will make the impossible, possible.
I believe many of us can look back and think about the things we have prayed for, come to full circle. Although a lot of times things don’t work out in our own way or timing, that’s because His ways are greater.
Choose to plant yourself in Jesus and hold on tight to your faith. He sees us planted in him and he sees our faith through it all. That small step of faith takes us through our valleys and up mountain tops.