She would always make herself available in Church. From singing during midweek services to occasional feature on Sunday services, she ended up becoming a major music minister in that denomination and beyond. By making herself available, she has been able to tap into the calling that God has for her.

Friend, assignments are pointers and triggers to your call. One of the ways you can reach the depth of your calling is by making yourself available. Thank God for ability, but ability without availability is a liability. God does not use the able, He uses the available. With God, an available man with a good heart would be supplied ability. A major part of faithfulness is availability (2 Timothy 2:2).

“And the things which you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). God often commits to faithful men who would be able, not able men who would be faithful. The headache in most places today is not about men who can do stuff but about men who make themselves available. When God finds an available man, He supplies that man ability.

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us…” (Romans 8:32). You need a pastor and Church that would not spare you. Don’t feel comfortable when assignments are not committed to your hands; it’s not something to be happy about. This is why you might need to look for a Church where you can be involved, not just a Church to attend. It is in the process of involvement that ability is supplied.

“…and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip…” (Acts 6:5).
You may not know you have a call in an area until you are given opportunity to participate. Philip and Stephen reached the depth of their calling by their involvement in a local Church. Seated in some churches are prophets, apostles, nation builders etc. But those capacities would not be realized and released if they don’t get involved.

What you are currently handling may not be your original call but it would sure prepare you for it. You may be serving tables today but you would serve miracles later (Acts 6:8). This is where some people miss it. If the assignment does not look like what they perceive as their call, they won’t get involved. Even you if you have been called to hold the mic, be comfortable holding the broom. It is part of the training. People who are on the stage today were people behind the scene yesterday (1 Samuel 16:10-14, Amos 7:14-15).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria