“The disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, ‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’ He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. 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 contains an account of the disciples getting stuck. They expected to see a miracle of healing and deliverance and they didn’t. Why? Jesus pointed to a failure of faith.
It’s the same with us. If I had a new car and it conked out on me, I wouldn’t walk off in disgust. I’d get a mechanic on it to check it out. If things aren’t working in your life you need the Mechanic on the job.
Here’s some guidelines to why your faith-life isn’t working:
Check up on your life.
Is there unforgiveness there? Are you bitter or argumentative? Do you bear grudges? Is there unforgiven sin? If you want to walk and work with God then check up on these things and repent quickly!
Check up on your Praise-life!
Praise is faith at work. If you’re not actively praising God every single day, counting your blessings, expressing gratitude, enjoying his presence –then you have to ask why!
Check up on your associations.
You become like the people you spend time with. One of the proverbs says “He who walks with the wise is wise, but the company of fo0ols will be destroyed.” Don’t let negative stuff rub off on you.
Check up on your obedience
Jesus told of a house built on sand that couldn’t take the storm. He said that you’ll only make it through if you hear the word and then do it. Are you being obedient? Are you not just a hearer but a doer?
Let’s start with those today and check out how your faith works!