Get a Bigger Measuring Cup
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
The measure of faith that God has given you doesn’t have to stay that size. Whatever amount of faith God has given you will grow if you will use that faith. The verse above says that “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” In other words, whatever size cup you use for God to fill with faith is the amount of faith you will have for God to do the miraculous through your life. Let me share several thoughts with you about your measure of faith.
First, you will only see the miraculous to the degree of your faith. God does not pick and choose people through whom He does the miraculous, but He looks for people who attempt the miraculous with the faith they have. The only reason some see God do more through their lives than others is because they use all the faith they have, and God rewards it.
Second, God holds you accountable to your measure of faith and not another’s. Whatever measure of faith God has given you at this moment is to be used. God understands that your measure of faith may not be as big as another’s, but He only holds you accountable for the measure of faith He has given you. Stop comparing your faith to another’s, and instead use the faith you have to do something big for God.
Third, you have access to all faith. God does not have more faith for one person than another, but every believer has access to all the faith that another has; the measure of faith we have depends on the amount of faith we use. Therefore, you cannot use the excuse that you don't have enough faith because God has given you the faith needed to attempt the miraculous that He asks you to attempt.
Fourth, God gives you the faith needed for the attempt He asks you to attempt. God is not going to give you more faith than the attempt of faith you attempt. God always gives to what we need and a bit above. The longer we are saved, the more faith we should have because God grows our faith little by little. Sadly, it seems as if those who just got saved tend to attempt more by faith than those who have been saved for years. This ought not be. It should be that those who have been saved the longest have more faith to attempt more for God. Always remember that God only gives you the faith you need according to that which you attempt for Him.
Fifth, if you want more faith, you must attempt more by faith and God gives you more faith for another attempt of faith. We grow our faith by attempting greater things for God. Never should we keep attempting the same level of attempts, but we should always step up our attempts if we expect God to give us more faith for the next attempt.
My friend, never let the measure of faith that God has dealt you stay the same size. God does His greatest works through those who take the measure of faith that He has given them and uses it so that He will give them more. It comes down to the giving principle of Luke 6:38. To whatever degree of faith you attempt, God gives back with “good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.” God will always give back more faith than the faith you have used, and His purpose is so that you will continually attempt greater things for Him.