Are We Faithful Enough for God to Do Big Things in Our Life?
“And He could do no mighty work, save that He laid His hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. And He went round about the villages teaching.” Mark 6:5-6
Years ago, entertainer Art Linkletter was given the opportunity by Walt Disney to buy land that would become the home of Disneyland. Linkletter walked away from the deal because he considered the land a “wasteland” and the idea a little too risky. Today, the investment would be worth billions.
A lot of times in our Christian walk we are too hesitant about doing big bold things for God and stepping out in faith. I remember starting at Metrolina almost 17 years ago in a school of less than 200 students, not many staff members, and no real financing. I was scared to death and unsure about where God was leading. As I look back, I am grateful that I summoned enough courage to trust God and be a part of this great ministry. I never dreamed how He would bless it. If I had not trusted Him, I am confident that God would have used someone else to accomplish His purpose at Metrolina and I would have missed the blessing.
In Mark 6:5-6, Jesus makes a statement that gives me great pause when I think about the idea of having enough faith in Him to do what He has called us to do. Jesus says because of this people’s unbelief that He could do no mighty work there. In fact, it says He was amazed at their unbelief.
I do not ever want my unbelief or lack of faith in God to keep Him from doing mighty things in my ministry or in my personal life. My prayer is that I will be sensitive to the doors that God opens for me in ministry and my personal life so that He can do a mighty work in my life.
Also, we need to be reminded that many times when these doors are opened that we will face opposition. The Apostle addressed this 1 Corinthians 16:9 when he declared: “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” May God not only grant us courage but also the wisdom to understand that we will face opposition when we follow Him completely.
Opportunities are going to come for all of us as believers to enter into a deeper commitment to Christ and as a result be presented with opportunities to do big bold things for the Kingdom. I hope that we will learn to trust God more than ever and allow Him to lead us through those doors for His glory. May it never be said of us that “He could do no mighty work” because of our unbelief!
My desire is to lead our school towards continually being open to where God wants to take us, stretch us, and use us to impact more students.