Most assuredly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there, ’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. (Matthew 17:20b)
The idea, here, of moving a mountain, essentially has to do with surmounting a barrier that’s keeping you from achieving God’s plans for you. If God wants you to do something, you can be sure it can be done. It’s a matter of exercising faith in His ability to achieve it. Of course, God doesn’t guarantee it will be easy, but it will happen, that is, if you believe; for no burden is so great that God can’t move it.
Our Father in heaven says, “Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3). Calling on God is the same as saying, “Not my will, but Your will be done.” Are you saying that in your heart, or are you letting your thoughts keep you from hearing God’s thoughts? Indeed, God wants to show you exceedingly great things; He wants to show you that He’s greater than that mountain of trouble standing in your way. But you must do your part to abandon all thoughts of doubt and truly believe He can work miracles in your life. In other words, you must believe that He is greater than that mountain.
Say to yourself, “I believe God is going to do great and mighty things in my life”; but don’t just say it, exercise faith in His ability to accomplish it. Obey His word and that mountain of trouble will be moved out of your way. For that matter, let’s take it a step further: don’t just say you believe God is going to do exceedingly great things in your life, but say, “God, I believe You are doing exceedingly great things in my life.” That’s faith!
You may not see that mountain of trouble moving now, but in due time, you will see evidence of its movement, that is, if you continue to believe—that mountain will move.