Faith is one of the most dynamic spiritual forces in all of creation. What we can do with it, have with it, see with it, and be with it, transcends natural limitations. To be in faith is a challenge to the natural mind, which is ultimately at war with your potential in Christ. As a result, many people struggle with the faith dynamic.
Even Jesus's own disciples struggled with faith. Which seems strange considering all the things they witnessed during their journey with Him. Nevertheless, faith was something they had to exercise and grow into. Lets look at a couple of versus beginning with, Mark 16:14, Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
After Thomas refused to believe the testimony of the other disciples, who had seen the Lord after He rose from the dead (just like He told them He would) Jesus appeared to them all as they sat in the room and addressed Thomas ( John 20:24-29) telling him to look and touch His hands and side where He was nailed and pierced. Then He told Thomas to not to be faithless but believing. What was Thomas's issue? Did Thomas have a choice to believe? Yes, he absolutely did, Thomas chose not to believe. You see, before the resurrection occurred, Jesus told them on many occasions what was going to happen. But Thomas took it with a grain of salt, and chose not to believe, and was rebuked by the Lord for his trouble. In Thomas's defense what Jesus was declaring was naturally impossible, unheard of, and uncommon, but the were all things Jesus performed during the time of His ministry. Impossible, is no excuse for a lack of faith. Uncommon is no excuse for a lack of faith.
Faith is everything, and if you walk by it, there is nothing you can't do in Christ. So what opens the door to this miracle producing faith. The answer; consider it done! The Lord calls things that be not as though they were. Which means He speaks from a mindset that it is done, even before it starts. Adopting this mindset with things that pertain to God will revolutionize your life.
The Bible says, For we walk by faith, not by sight. Jesus Himself walked in this capacity, meaning, this was His mindset. Matthew 21:17-22 When Jesus cursed the fig tree His disciples marveled that it withered away, But Jesus told them " Verily I say unto you, if you have faith and doubt not (which means consider it done), you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say to this mountain be thou removed and cast into the sea, it shall be done.
Now, why is it difficult for us to consider it done? Galatians 5:6 but faith works by Love. Who's love? Gods Love! When you allow yourself to be filled with Gods love it does something to your faith. Remember, before the start of Jesus's 3 year ministry, an audible voice came from heaven saying " this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased." Jesus knew that He was loved by the Father, which enabled Him to walk in faith.
Faith is considering it done! Once you consider it done, start praising God for what you consider done, in spite of or regardless if things still look the same. Ephesians 1:3 says "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:" Now when you open up your Bible and read what God has done for you in Christ, consider it done and know that you are actually walking in the same mindset that God has.