The bible says that if we have faith as little as a mustard seed we will say to this mountain “Be ye cast into the sea” and the mountain would actually locate the sea (even if you live in a landlocked location) and jump in! That same verse says nothing would be impossible for you. (Matthew 17 vs 20).
The saying that impossible is nothing is quite popular but how many of us really believe we can do the impossible? If doing the impossible is directly proportional to our faith and our faith just has to be the size of a mustard seed and the only constant in the equation is the Jesus within you- then why are so many of us limited by what is possible? Why is faith such an abstract term?
Impossibility = K X faith
Where Faith is > or = Mustard seed size and K=Jesus in you
Hebrews 11 vs 1 defines faith as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Meaning faith is the only thing that separates wishful thinking from reality. Faith is the only proof that you are not crazy for believing in the impossible.
A mustard seed is very, very small. Wikipedia says they are 1-2 millimetres in diameter. It’s ironic that all I have to do is believe to the tiniest degree that God will do it and Gbam! It’s mine. But sometimes I wonder why Jesus used such an analogy. He must have known that unbelief and rationalisation make faith so hard to grasp.
Some people are concrete thinkers. They only believe what they can see- a medical report, the state of their wallet etc and even struggle with their belief in God because they can’t see Him.
Others are over-analytical believers. They believe in things that can be achieved through logical means. They can trust God when they are broke or when they need to pass an exam (that they were adequately prepared for) but struggle with faith when they have to believe the impossible.
Impossible is a limit word- like uncountable, unreadable, unreachable, unattainable and unbelievable. It just means that it is beyond human comprehension but aren’t there so many things in this world that are? I’ve seen many unbelievable things in my medical profession and many more in the world. Doesn’t it amaze you that the very things that centuries before were deemed impossible are the things we take for granted now?
– Once upon a time it was impossible that the moon was even bigger than a little circle in the sky when that became possible the thought that a man could walk on the moon became impossible till someone actually moon walked!
– Small pox, Typhoid and a host of other illnesses were once believed to be impossible to prevent or cure.
– Once upon a time it was impossible to think that one could actually talk to someone on the other side of the world or even see a person miles away in real time.
– It defies logic that a man without 2 cents to his name can rise to be Forbes richest or a black man can be president of the United States!
But guess what I’ve learnt about impossibility? We human beings reset the limits of that word once somebody else is able to achieve the impossible. What makes that person different from you? FAITH!!! Regardless of your shortcomings or problems, every disadvantage is a potential advantage if you have faith the size of a mustard seed!
How do you build your faith?
Read the word of God, read other people’s testimonies of how impossibility became nothing for them. Read books to build you up. The bible says in Romans 10 vs 17 that Faith cometh by hearing the word of God so yes, go on up to a church and get an earful or read the Bible out loud. If you’ve tried doing things your way without results, isn’t it high time you let someone else drive? Bible principles always yield results. Over half a billion people can testify to that, don’t you think you should join the bandwagon?
Confess the word, confess positive words. The power of positivity cannot be overemphasized and many people will agree that speaking positively into your life beats stating the actual fact which often times is shrouded in negativity any day! Remind God of His words. Nothing trumps that and it’s the fastest way to grow your faith. Obama’s ‘Yes we can’ has become a worldwide slogan and the bible says in Philippians 4 vs 13 that I can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens me. ALL THINGS!
Finally you’ve got to ACT! The next step after talking the talk is to begin to walk the walk! Faith without works is dead. (James 2 vs 26). Doing the impossible is what faith is all about and sometimes all it takes is a little step in the right direction. Do something however insignificant to show your mind you mean business. Yes you are gonna be filled with a million thoughts about the futility of that first step but that first step is critical in building your faith. Wanna be a CEO someday? Come up with a business plan and write out the full financial implications of becoming not a mediocre CEO but a Forbes richest kind. That’s a first step.
Sometimes faith is the most stupid, illogical, nonsensical thing on earth. Many times deemed too time-wasting for an analytical mind but remember that everything you believe is impossible- is only impossible till someone else achieves it. Don’t dull! All you need is faith the size of a mustard seed but remember it won’t work without the ‘K constant’. Let’s stop throwing the faith word around and actually start making it work for us.
“Please can you load me up on faith? Full tank please, I’ve got big dreams!!!”
Don’t you have a mountain you need to politely ask to go drown itself? Get your mustard seed today!!!
Have a blessed week fam, xoxoxo 😉