“For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he said.”
Mark 11:3 American King James Version
This is based on an actual event in time, in a place, on Earth. You may know of a similar circumstance, because, it happens every day!
Two friends sat in a community auditorium for a seminar like no other. The information given was new to each. The words they heard were the same. The two had arrived together and they sat together through the whole event. When the speaker had concluded, one friend, we’ll call her Mary, was enthusiastic, inspired by what she heard, and all the time while sitting in her seat imagining not having to make another mortgage payment, took what little savings she had and made an investment in herself. On the other hand, her friend, we’ll call her Sally, said boldly, “It’s a scam!” And went on to exclaim, “That won’t work!” and “I would never get involved in something like this!” Which one of these women were correct? They both were! Mary took action based on her desire for change in her life and her belief of “If it is going to be, it’s up to me.” Sally took action too. She scoffed at the program that she was introduced, and made every attempt to dissuade her long time friend. Sally was true to her word; she never got involved in the program.
“And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.” Genesis 11:6 Amplified Bible.
One year and one month later, thirteen months to the day from when Mary took her action, Mary received in the mail the product of her belief and so did Sally. Mary received a check large enough to pay off her mortgage, which she did, and never had to make another mortgage payment again in life. That was Mary’s goal, her dream, her burning desire. Sally received her next month’s mortgage statement along with all the other bills to be paid, just as she had for the past thirteen months. Both of these women acted on their individual belief, which fueled their individual faith. Mary believed “in the opportunity” to change her life, and it did. Sally believed “against the opportunity” to change her life, and it didn’t. Mary’s faith grew while Sally did too, but in the opposite direction and each woman received the product of their belief.
When, you are asked, “Where is your faith?” Do you understand the question? The question is asking you, “Where are you applying your belief?” “Where are you putting your faith to work?” No matter where you apply your belief, there is where your faith will be exercised and be reinforced through your actions or inactions. Here is the caveat, you get to choose.
“Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.””
Mark 9:23 American King James Version