Faith is a gift from God, for the glory of God, not for man’s glory or his ends. “Without faith it is impossible to please God”, Hebrews 11:6, but you cannot go beyond the proportion of your faith for “Whatsoever is not of faith is sin”, Romans 14:23. What a challenging statement!
I have to be real with God and acknowledge, in truth, that sometimes I am not where I should be in faith. We may be able to fool some people, but we never fool God, the Omniscient One. God accepts me just where I am. He knows my area of lack and just requires for me to have that truth with Him: “Forgive me Lord, I’m not where I should be in faith”. Truth “makes” free. It is creative, then we move from faith to faith. Then next time I find that Christ in me, has caused my faith to increase, because God is real! He operates in the truth.
Faith is God’s gift to man for God’s glory, not man’s, for Kingdom purposes.