Truth #2: Don’t confuse enthusiasm with faith.
Don’t just fly off the handle and start shouting scriptures at the mountain in your life as if by sheer volume and repetition you can make those scriptures come to pass. Mountains aren’t impressed by how many times you can holler Bible verses at them. They cannot be blown away by your much speaking. That’s not the way the command of faith works. Jesus spoke to the fig tree in Mark 11 just once and it withered away within 24 hours, because when He spoke to it, He believed what He said would come to pass.
Speak to the mountains in your life when you know you can do it with unwavering faith. Take time to meditate on the Word God has quickened to you. Settle in your heart what He has said about the situation. Fellowship with the Lord over the Scriptures and strengthen your spirit and your mind with them.
That’s what Jesus did the night before He cursed the fig tree and drove the money-changers out of the temple. He spent the night in the Word and in fellowship with His Father, getting God’s wisdom and strengthening His spirit. As a result, the next day He was ready to operate in faith.