Ability versus Availability 05-03-20

I have a question for you to ask yourselves today, because I asked it of myself just yesterday when talking to a friend of mine. How good are you at what you do and what do you do it for? Of course you know by now, the message is going to deal with this question on a biblical level.

Today’s Prayer

Father, how we praise You Lord!  You heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. You count the number of the stars and call them all by name. Great you are Lord, and mighty in power. Your understanding is infinite. You lift up the humble, and cast the wicked down to the ground. We praise You Lord, You who covers the heavens with clouds and prepares rain for the earth; You who makes grass to grow on mountains and gives food the beasts of the earth. Praise You Lord, the One whom we trust to heal our hurts and bind up our wounds and provide our needs. Bless You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Ability versus Availability

Psalms 147:10-11

10 The speed of a horse is nothing to him. How puny in his sight is the strength of a man. 11  But his joy is in those who reverence him, those who expect him to be loving and kind.


Do you ever feel so skilled in what you do that you require little help from others? Perhaps you may feel that you are more skilled than any other in your field. Does God need your skills and abilities in order to accomplish His purposes on this earth? The answer is NO. One thing God doesn’t need is our skills and abilities. However, He does give us the privilege to exercise our gifts and abilities for His service. That service may be as a computer technician, a secretary, an iron worker, or even a lawyer. God calls each of us to our vocations to work for Him. To believe that He needs our skills to accomplish His mission on earth would be to lower our understanding of an all-encompassing and all-powerful God. The psalmist tells us that His pleasure is not in our strength and ability, but His pleasure is in the attitude of the heart. It’s what we find in the heart that helps determine whether ability is translated into availability. You see God is looking throughout the earth for a man or woman who is fully committed to Him. A man or woman who is committed to fearing the Lord and placing his hope in His unfailing love is the person God seeks to support.

2 Chronicles 16:9  

For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward him, so that he can show his great power in helping them. What a fool you have been! From now on you shall have wars.”

When our agenda becomes His agenda, we can expect God to fully support all that we do. If we want to see our skills and abilities multiplied a hundredfold, then we must make them completely available to His service. Where are the opportunities in which God is calling you to be available to Him? Next time someone asks you to be involved in some activity, before you say yes or no, make sure you check in with the Master of our decisions to ensure that your gifts and talents are being used, as He desires.

Quote of the Day

The strong hands of God twisted the crown of thorns into a crown of glory; and in such hands we are safe. 

Charles Williams 





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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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