Have faith, which to some can mean “trust me” and to others it may mean “believe me”. In today’s world we follow the mantra of “I’ll believe it when I see it”. As leaders, how do we build people’s faith in us? One answer is with a vision. As leaders we need to describe a vision of what we’ll do, how we’ll do it, why we need to do it and how it will look at the end; paint a global picture of that vision. Once it’s created (your small mustard seed), don’t stop caring about it (water and feed it). Share your vision with everyone; keep it in the forefront of all of your discussions by tying all issues back to the vision. Once the vision grows and more people start to have faith, you will be able to move mountains. Resistance is natural but with the right care and feeding, your vision (mustard seed) will become reality. You can overcome challenges with good communication and regularly reminding your staff of the final vision. Nothing is impossible.
Matthew 17:20 “… 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.”
The bible is the playbook for us to use when we look for ways to overcome resistance. It is filled with communication techniques, example of hope to share a vision, and sacrifices that were all made in truth. How is your faith these days? Are you struggling with having regular bible study time or living a Godly life? Remember that it all starts with a mustard seed and nothing will be impossible for you. Nurture that seed and care for it. Spend a little time each day with God in study, prayer or both. Share your day with your Father in heaven, what was great and what wasn’t; the help He can offer might surprise you. God wants to hear from His children. Your faith, even in the worst of times, will get you through and move the mountains of things you thought were impossible. Have Faith!