Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked. Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
If you’ll reflect on the passage, you’ll realize that we’re just like the Fig trees. We have all the qualities to have a better life, a better house, a better career yet what we don’t have them. We have all the qualities to produce good fruits and yet, we are as useless as ever because we do not have faith in God. Most of us are doubtful that He can do great things in our life.
The story taught me 2 things – in order for your life to be fruitful, you must live by faith and prayers.