The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a Mustard Seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you!
—Luke 17:6 (NLT)
Can I testify? This year I had the smallest New Years Resolutions. Usually my New Years resolutions are to fly around the world in sixty days, publish thirty books, and conquer the art of gymnastics or some things like that. For some reason, this year, I decided to take a slightly different approach to my yearly goal setting. My two New Years Resolutions were to explain myself less and to not always hold myself accountable for things people assume. I committed to sticking hard to those small resolutions, even during times when I didn’t really want to. But then I noticed something strange: I noticed that my time and focus started to default more onto my personal aspirations. In other words, I started to be distracted less, and I started to focus more on the seemingly impossible things that I wanted.
Sometimes, we automatically think that we need to conquer big things in order for us to see greatness manifest in our lives. When thinking like this, we often have a tendency to overlook the little things that can either hinder us or propel us greatly, depending on how we apply them. Jesus said that we only need our faith to be as small as a mustard Seed. The mustard seed is the smallest seed that we know of. Yet, Jesus still said that it is simply that small mustard seed sized faith that causes great obstacles to submit to our God-given authority.
Let us monitor our small everyday, daily habits and mentality. These are the things that can really keep us from conquering obstacles that we truly want to see conquered. For example, sometimes, a person is unable to stay focused, simply because of their inability to forgive, or other times, people struggle to reach new heights, simply because they don’t take time to subdue little insecurities. So often, it is just the little things that take people to (or keep people from) the things that are considered to be “greatness” in life. To get to the great things you desire, set small goals for yourself and use your faith in little ways. In time, those little changes will have power to make a big difference.
Lots of Love, XO