“Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost.” – Catherine Pulsifer
People often tell us to have more faith, but how do you have faith when things never seem to get better?
The answer isn’t easy and may not be what any of us want to hear, but even though it seems as if things aren’t going our way and we can’t see beyond today’s problems, all we need is faith the size of a mustard seed. Have you ever noticed how tiny a mustard seed is? It’s 1-2 millimetres in diameter, to be exact. And to think we are not required to have faith the size of millions of them combined. We only need it the size of one!
The mustard seed is the smallest seed on the earth, yet when it grows, it becomes the largest of garden plants with branches big enough and strong enough for a bird to perch and rest in its shade. This proves that a little bit of faith brings significant results!
At 39 years old, I am not necessarily where I want to be in life, and it’s only now that I realize that what I want and what God wants for me is different. I always knew he had a plan for my life, but I wasn’t sure what it was until I took a leap of faith and enrolled in College this summer to obtain my diploma in social work.
You see, we sometimes put limitations on ourselves and see things, like going to school as a mature student, as something that would never happen, but with mustard seed faith and trust in God, I am on my way. You, my friend, can be on your way as well, to do the things you want to do and go where you want to go. All you need is faith.
Covid has thrown us all for a loop and has not only put lives and livelihoods on hold but it has also altered the way most of us do life in general.
The reduction in work, freedom to move around the cities we call home, homebound birthdays, death or loved ones with restricted funeral access are all things we are collectively trying to manage. Not to mention spending quality time with our loved ones. Everything is different, but it’s not doomed.
Perhaps we need to shift our focus and redirect our faith where instead of asking that all of this end and go back to “normal,” we receive the strength and determination to keep going, despite Covid.
Our shift in perspective also shifts the magnitude of our faith.
Martin Luther King Jr said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” If we remember the analogy, we will all arrive at the place we need to be one step at a time.
I trust that this will give you a glimmer of hope and helps you remember that all we need is mustard seed faith to move the biggest mountains in our lives.
Please share these words with friends or family who you think will benefit from an encouraging word.
Overcome, Elevate, Inspire!