Are you available?

I hope you enjoyed our last series on obedience. It was a meaty one, so feel free to go back and read over it again. Ok, see you next month! Just kidding, lol.

I was thinking about some of the reasons why we do not take the step of faith, why we do not obey what God has asked us to do. I realized that for the longest time, I felt inadequate to do what God was asking me to do. If we continue with the example of this blog, back in 2017 I didn’t think I had what it takes to write a blog. I already mentioned that I was not a good writer, not that I am great now but I have improved, lol. I also did not think I had anything to say. What would I say?

Sometimes when God asks us to do something, we want to know the ins and outs of it. We have a lot of questions and seldom any answers. We measure what God is asking us to do by what we think we are capable of doing but that is the wrong way to look at it. When God asks us to do something, He is not going to stand on the sidelines and watch us sweat and struggle to do it on our own. We may even want to do it on our own, because there is something in us that says we can, could be pride. But, God’s intention since the beginning of time was to partner with humanity so that together, we could accomplish God’s purpose and plans in the Earth.

If we look in Genesis, we’ll see that God gave Adam a job to do, to name all the animals and to care for the garden. But you will also notice that God would walk with Adam in the cool of the day. I imagine, Adam would ask God so many questions about the animals and what needed to be done in the garden or how to care for specific things. God was a part of what Adam was doing, they had a relationship and what Adam did flowed out of that relationship. God was a part of it, after all it was His garden. He enjoys being a part of what we are doing, crazy as that may sound!

So, when God asks us to do something, He so wants to be a part of it. All He needs is our yes. We don’t have to have special qualifications or credentials for God to use us. He just wants your yes. We are so aware of our shortcomings and inadequacies, but we forget to factor in God’s grace and power to accomplish what He sets His mind to accomplish. Why not be the vessel through which He accomplishes His plans and purposes?

I want to be a part of everything God is doing, that is physically impossible though. So, I try to make sure that when God comes knocking on my door, I say, “Yes”. I know I am a work in progress, I know I have things God still needs to work on in me, but I am available.

So, when God asks you to do something, the question you need to ask yourself should not be, “Can I do it?” The Apostle Paul told us, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Philippians 4:13. The question we need to ask is, “Am I available?” If not, then why not? We need to move distractions out of the way so when God looks our way, we are standing ready with our, “Yes”.

God does not require you to be perfect, He just needs you to be available.

Love and blessings,

Melissa Tsingano.

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