Why does God say that this tiny bit of faith I have is enough to move mountains? It doesn’t feel like enough to move an ant hill, to be honest.
The Bible says,
“…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Do you ever wonder why it feels like that mustard seed faith just isn’t enough? Or why that other Christian has so much more faith than you? I know I’ve been there too, but I’m beginning to understand how this tiny mustard seed faith IS enough.
When Jesus told the parable about the mustard seed he mentioned this important piece of information:
“Although it is the smallest of all seeds,yet it grows into the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” Matthew 13:32
Though Jesus was speaking of the Kingdom of heaven in this parable, it gives us more details on the mustard seed. Your mustard seed faith is enough because as you walk with God it will grow into a huge tree of faith! It doesn’t stay tiny. Through every trial and every testing of your faith it will grow bigger and bigger.
When you see another Christian who is doing things that would take HUGE faith, just remind yourself that maybe you have a mustard seed while they have a young tree or even a mature tree. If you stay on God’s path and allow each trial to refine you and give you perseverance, you will one day have that mature tree of faith also.
Then you’ll go from moving little ant hills to moving those monstrous mountains!