The Bible tells us that each of us has been given a measure of faith, but it is up to us whether or not our faith develops. If you look at a mustard seed, you will see that this seed is very, very small, yet it has the potential to grow into bushes as tall as four feet. Yet, that little bit of faith is all it takes to move mountains. Seeds must first be planted and over a period of time the harvest will come if the seed was planted into good soil.
Our faith is small as a baby Christian but over time, our faith is to grow and develop so that we become more and more Christ-like. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that ‘without faith it is impossible to please God.’ Faith gets God’s attention and our spiritual growth will depend on how much faith we have as we journey through this life on earth. Just as it takes time for a seed to germinate and produce a harvest, it also takes time that is filled with heart ache, trials and tribulations to produce patience as we wait upon the Lord to see us through our dark times.
Make certain that your faith is developing and growing day by day so that you become a mature Christian who is able to show your heavenly Father that you trust Him and that you believe that He is who He says He is and that He will do what His Word says He will do. Faith as small as a mustard seed is understandable at the beginning of your walk with God but if it remains small after 5, 10, 15 years, you should begin to seek God with all of your heart. Remember, the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. Don’t let him steal the faith you should possess that will cause you to live a victorious life.