A seed. Some dirt. Sunshine. Water. This is all that is needed to produce growth, to produce life, to produce fruit and harvest. Take a small seed, dig a hole in a good spot and see what happens. Depending on the seed you might get strawberries, flowers or even a mighty oak tree.
Looking at that unassuming seed it would be almost impossible to imagine this potential future. How could one expect something so big or so powerful to come from such a small start? The potential is there, but the potential seems unlikely. And yet, we see this truth every day. We drive by thousands of trees on our way to work and all of them started out as tiny seeds. We eat fruits and vegetables every day, and each of them began as a seed as well. The truth of this reality is all around us and even nourishing us.
Jesus spoke often about seeds. He lived in a farming community and this kind of language was easily understood. In Matthew 13 he talks about how just a tiny seed (the mustard seed is super tiny btw) grows and becomes a bush large enough for the birds to rest in. Later, in Matthew 17, he says "because you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to his mountain "move from here to there', and it will move." Turns out that the potential was never about the size of the seed. The potential was about the size of the God.
Your faith may seem small, but this is no obstacle for the God who spoke the universe into existence. Your faith may seem small but that isn't stopping the God who knit us together in our Mother's wombs. Your faith may seem small, but we serve the Lord who calmed the seas and called Lazarus out of the grave.
The potential is there, just waiting. Your faith is the seed and can make it grow.