If we are going to see the dreams that God has planted in our hearts come to fruition we must have faith to believe that He is able to make them happen. Sometimes we settle for less just because we don’t know how to access the faith that we do have.
You may be thinking to yourself that you don’t have a lot of faith in comparison to others. Maybe you don’t. But you have some. I know that because Romans 3:12 says, “…as God has dealt to each a measure of faith.” If you feel like maybe you were dealt a smaller amount, which is how I feel sometimes, then take comfort in the fact that it only takes faith the size of a mustard seed to move a mountain!!
So much for the excuses!! We all have faith and it only takes a little teeny bit to move mountains. Now it is a matter of drawing upon it and growing it.
So how does it grow?
The first thing I do when my faith is low is pray. There is a story in Mark 9 of a desperate father pleading with Jesus for healing for his son. Jesus tells him, “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Then the man says, “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief” (Read the whole story here)
I cannot tell you how many times I have prayed that prayer. And it works. God stands ready and willing to increase your faith if you simply ask for it!
The next thing I do is pick up my bible. Plain and simply, “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17.
Lastly, I call to mind times in the past when God has come through for me. The recollection of all that He has done for me in the past builds my faith to believe for my future. I learned this from David. Whenever I am feeling hopeless about the future I love to read the Psalms because then I don’t feel so bad. David was absolutely miserable at times!! But he pulls through by remembering all the times that God was faithful and it brings him hope. (Psalm 143, Psalm 77)
I love this quote from Corrie Ten Boom…