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Davidisms - God is Not Looking for Ability, but for Availability

Which do you think matters most? Ability or availability?


To the world, ability matters most. But to a holy, sovereign God, it’s availability that truly matters.


In fact, there are two significant biblical examples of this truth. The first one is the story of Samuel. As a young child, Samuel heard a voice repeatedly calling out to him. He asked Eli, his mentor, for guidance. Eli finally encouraged Samuel to open his heart and become available to God no matter the personal cost (1 Sam. 3:4).


God then uses Samuel as Israel’s greatest judge.


A second example is when Isaiah is lifted up into the heavenly courts. God tells Isaiah about the call on his life. To go speak to a people with unclean lips, a godless, rebellious people (Isaiah 6:5). Isaiah’s response is simple: “Here I am, send me” (6:8).


Isaiah then becomes one of God’s mightiest prophets.


We should all be like both Samuel and Isaiah. It doesn’t matter how gifted we may or may not be. Our call is simply to say to God, “I’m available.” God can use anyone for his glory.


God is not looking for ability, but for availability.


Are you available to him?

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