“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here and there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Let your faith grow that you’ll be able to overcome any mountain you’re facing right now. Difficulties and failures can easily lead us into hopelessness. However, faith is the key to turn things around. Here’s how to grow your faith and change the course of your life for the better.
It’s easy to lose hope when we’re faced with overwhelming trials. This is where the faith becomes very important. Jesus said in Matthew 17:20, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here and there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Are you facing a difficult situation right? Does it feel insurmountable for your own capacity? This is where your faith in God will be put to the test. Unfortunately, most people fail to see the bigger picture. That’s because when we’re faced with difficulties, we try to solve everything on our own.
This is called “PRIDE.” Often, when our strength and resources are drained, that’s when we kneel down and call out to God. And this is the right thing to do. There are times when we need to take a step back and let God enter into our situation to change it.
One of God’s many promises that I hold dearly is from Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
If we rely on our own we’ll realize soon enough that it’s not enough. No matter how much money you have or how strong you are physically, it won’t last long. But if we set our eyes on our ‘Maker’ we’ll know that his love and power has no boundaries. And oftentimes, his plan is better than our own. We just need to trust him for after all, His plan is to prosper us and give as a great future, Jeremiah 29:11.
Have you set your eyes on Jesus? Will you trust him to lead you?
If yes, it’s time to grow your faith and lead a better life today. Here are five reasons why you need to grow your faith and let God do miracles in your life.
1. Faith leads to abundance
The mind is very powerful. If used for good, it offers tremendous power. It can change a lot of things for the better. On the other hand, it can cause grave pain if abused. During times of troubles, our tendency is to lose hope or lean towards becoming negative.
But faith is the key towards changing your situation. In fact, it can be the door to abundance. When you’re facing failure and everything seems to fall off, faith is the glue that puts everything in its place. If you lose too much, faith can replenish abundance in your heart, spirit and mind.
If you focus too much on what was lost in your life, you’ll feel depressed and hopeless. However, if you focus on the source of life, you’ll find new hope and strength to start over again and come out stronger.
Did you notice that whenever you focus on your problems, more problems seem to come your way. But when you focus on the good side, you’ll become more positive and seek out new solutions to solve your problems. This is what faith is. It helps you move from a state of lack to a whole new state of new possibilities.
Train your mind to have faith. To set your eyes on the creator of the universe. That’s how you attract good things because you believe in good things that are coming your way. And God the source of life himself we see to it that you’re living in abundance and peace.
2. Struggles make you stronger
There’s a saying that says, “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” It’s true in every sense of the word. In fact, there's a man in the Bible who’s name is Job. He was a righteous man and he has great faith in God. However, one day the devil visited God and placed Job’s faith to a test.
The devil said that ob was only faithful because he’s living a blessed life. He has money, land, popularity, and a great family. The devil proposed that if some of these things were taken away from him, his faith would surely wane. He even told God that Job would curse God if he’s placed into such a situation.
God took some things off of Job’s life. He lost all that he had worked so hard for so many years. His livestock, family, friends, money, and even his health. His wife even told him to curse God. However, even in such pain and loss, Job remained faithful to God.
Afterwards, God took the test off of Job and he restored everything that was lost. God gave him his health, family and his worldly wealth. In fact, God multiplied his blessings many times over. The great lesson, struggles will make you stronger and better. Just make sure to remain in faith no matter how bad the situation may seem.
Just like Job, God will definitely turn the tides and will create blessings in your life that surpasses even your wildest imagination. Times may be bad for you right now, but never lose faith. God will soon turn the tides for the better,
3. Faith will lead you to your life’s purpose
When faced with great difficulty, there are times when we try to question everything including our existence. But despite the trials and tribulations, faith is our way to reach out to God. the truth is, faith leads us to our life’s purpose. It points us into the right direction.
While this doesn’t happen overnight and the process can be rough we must endure the test and press on. They say, “it gets harder before it gets better” holds so much truth. In fact, each day we feel we’re being broken until we find the strength to make it through. That strength can only come from your faith.
Your life is easier if you have faith. It’s your guiding light that will lead you to discover your purpose in life.
4. Faith eliminates fear, stress and anxiety
Fear, stress and anxiety can overcome our life if we don’t have faith. There are times when we’re overwhelmed with too many worries and it manifests into a stressful situation. This causes so much trouble in our mind and could lead to physical pains.
The truth is, there are sickness and diseases related to stress. Don’t let your mind go unchecked. Instead make sure that your faith is strong to keep these poisons at bay. Even when there seems to be no reason to believe that things will turn for the better, it’s faith that will help you get over it.
If you hold on to God in faith, your situation will improve. While there’s chaos outside, faith in God will give you inner peace. This is the greatest thing. In Psalm 91, God promised that he will take care of you no matter how dire your situation is. Trust God enough to make him your refuge and fortress.
5. Faith will help you find solution
Faith is the path to finding the best solution in life. You need to remember that God designed us to thrive and not just to survive. The path that leads to the solution to our life’s problems is steeped in faith. Faith will lead you to expect great things to come in your life.
Despite the hardship you’re facing right now, your faith will help you overcome it. You must accept this and expect that God has stored great things to come. And they will come in God’s perfect time. However, never stop searching for the answer to resolve your situation.
If you really want something, be strong enough to believe that you can achieve it. Your faith will help you see through it. Have a persistent heart, never give up on your hope and dreams because of the setbacks you’re facing right now.
Learn to lean on your faith and you’ll soon realize that having unwavering faith is essential for overcoming anything in life.
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