I would love to tell you that growing faith is easy, but there is nothing easy about growing faith. The things of God are contrary to the things of the world, and the things of the world will fight the things of God every step of the way. You must swim hard against the current of this age or it will carry you downstream. Don’t give up. The Bible says that we are to “labor into the rest (of faith).” Growing faith and walking in faith is a labor; it is hard work, and it must be worked every day.
There remaineth therefore a rest (of faith) to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest (of faith), he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Let us labor (diligently) to enter into that rest (of faith), lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Hebrews 4:9-11
You either labor to enter into faith or you stay as you are in unbelief. It is one or the other. The path of faith seems difficult but in the end is restful and victorious; the other path seems easier but in the end is difficult and destructive. For those who choose to stay in unbelief, there is no rest.
The faith walk is not complicated but it is demanding. Demanding because it requires transparency, honesty, and diligence on a deep personal level. No game playing or spin is allowed, for all is seen by an all-knowing God.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:12-13
I know a good faith teacher who tells the story that after a very powerful teaching on faith he felt grieved in his heart. He knew what he had taught was correct but there was something not right. He decided to seek God about it, and the Lord spoke to him. Jesus was very stern and told him that what he taught was technically correct but that he had left the impression that overcoming was easy and did not require much effort. The Lord told him, “Don’t you ever again teach that walking in faith is easy, because it is not.”
Faith is the witness to our heart that we have met the conditions of His will pertaining to a certain promise. Some things come easy and some do not. Some things require prolonged seeking and commitment. We do not know exactly when we will reach the goal on each faith endeavor, that is why we must never stop but keep going till we get it. Nothing is impossible to the person in faith. Faith is the victory. Go out and do whatever it takes.