Faith is made up of doing things that are hard, like forgiving people you don’t want to forgive or keeping yourself from being a stumbling block to others, all the while keeping the mindset of an unprofitable servant.
Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.” And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink’? Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ ”
Luke 17:1-10 NKJV
Faith is made up of doing things that are hard, like forgiving people you don’t want to forgive or keeping yourself from being a stumbling block to others, all the while keeping the mindset of an unprofitable servant. Faith is made up of believing that whatever God is requiring you to do, you do it faithfully and humbly with no expectation of a reward or accolade for your labor. Faith is realizing that it is a privilege to live for the Lord; giving Him your life is a reasonable sacrifice for He has already promised the greatest reward there is!
Faith is made up of asking for more faith when you find something too hard for you to do; asking for increased faith when your Lord seems to be demanding the impossible or impractical from you.
Faith is made up of obeying God and evolving from being controlled by your environment to having control over your environment. The power to turn the other cheek. The power to forgive 70 x 7. The power to move a mountain. The power to change the darkest of lives. Faith is made up of doing the impossible and giving God the glory.