Too many times we, in our zeal, want to bypass the nitty gritty of life and start right the top. “Why start in the mail room? I want to be the supervisor!” Isn’t that what people want? Maybe — but that’s not how it works. There are steps up the ladder of success and most of the time it means starting at a lower place than we would have chosen.
That’s how it is with faith. When we get born-again, we all want to be faith giants and many think they are. However, just as in natural life, spiritual things work the same way – one step at a time.
No one starts out with great faith. Everyone starts out with the same lump! It’s equal for everyone even though it doesn’t seem so at times.
Romans 12:3 (KJV) 3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Our part is to grow and develop until we have great faith operating, speaking to the mountains in our lives and commanding them to be cast into the sea, never to return.
Mark 11:23 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
This is do-able for everyone but not everyone is willing to do what it takes: hearing, listening, studying, meditating, confessing and acting on the Word of God to cause the Word to get down into your spirit where it can grow and develop.
If you put forth the effort, a lot of effort, you’ll surely be rewarded with faith that has grown and moves mountains, walking by faith and not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)