Have you ever had a dream and wondered if it would ever come to fruition? Or have you found yourself in a dark place and wondered if you’d ever find your way out? Maybe you have a loved one who struggles with addiction, sickness, or is lost.
In Matthew 13:31-32 we read,
He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.'”
Your dream may seem impossible and gaining little traction, but many things of humble beginnings produce great results. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. Matthew 17:20 addresses this,
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, 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.”
Luke 17:6 puts it this way,
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”
Curiosity got the best of me, so I went to my spice cabinet and pulled out a bottle of mustard seeds. There must have been hundreds of them in that small bottle. I wanted to see exactly how small one mustard seed is, so I pulled it out. It’s really hard to gauge size unless you have something to compare it to, so I grabbed a penny. I figured you all have a penny handy so you could use it as a point of reference.
Look at the size of the mustard seed next to the penny. If I dropped it on the ground, you’d probably walk on it without even noticing it. It’s small. It’s a bland color. It doesn’t stand out. In fact, it could practically disappear in our surroundings, yet God said if we have faith the size of a mustard seed we have great power and authority to make things happen.
What’s your dream? What’s your struggle? What’s your prayer? How big is your faith? It doesn’t have to be much. God will take what we have and when it’s in His hands, it yields a great harvest.