Availability – the state of being present and ready for use
God doesn’t want your ability as much as he wants your availability. He doesn’t want you working for Him as much as He wants you in a place and attitude where He can work through you.
Ability is an Old Covenant word where everything depends on you. Availability is a New Covenant word where everything depends on God.
We shine in our abilities; God shines in our availability.
Our ability makes us strong; our availability makes us vulnerable.
People are impressed with our abilities; God is impressed with our availability.
Practice improves our ability; faith improves our availability.
Our ability makes us popular; our availability makes God popular.
Not everyone is able; but anyone can be available.
Our ability draws on our natural talents; our availability draws on our spiritual gifts.
Ability can put us in the way; availability keeps us out of the way.
Our ability is fine; our availability is better.
God teams up with our ability; He gets inside our availability.
These are all reasons why God doesn’t want our ability as much as he wants our availability. This is a reminder. I thought of more since the last time we did this. I’m sure you can too!
Join our study tonight for more on what it means to be available to God.
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God. (2 Corinthians 3:5)