Five Minute Friday: Small
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Some days, my faith feels so small. I doubt my giftings, my talents, the plan that I thought God had for me. When circumstances overwhelm and the tears begin to flow, it’s then that I go searching for bigger faith, the kind that I believe will please God. You see, I doubt. I doubt that my faint heart can do any good in the Kingdom. I doubt my ability to rise above it all and sore with wings as eagles. I doubt that I will finish the race. I want to be strong and big, but God’s ways are not my ways and He delights in my smallness.
I feel weak and small, but I will say “yes” to Him, even when I don’t understand, even when it feels hard. For it’s then that He comes in and breathes on my small faith, and causes my heart to soar. He says that if I have faith as small as a mustard seed, I can move mountains. Seemingly large obstacles which appear big compared to my smallness, would be cast aside.
Lord, here is my small faith. I am offering it up to you right now. Will you cause the mountains that are looming over me to move? I say yes to you Lord, and I will continue to say yes, even when I do not understand. Take my small faith and do something great, for your glory Lord!
“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” (Matthew 17:20 NLT)