Availability is what matters

I heard about a man who applied for a job as a handyman. The prospective employer asked him if he could do carpentry?” The man said no. So he asked him if he could do bricklaying?” Again the man answered, “No.” The employer asked, “Well, what about electrical work?” The man said “No, I don’t know anything about that either.” Finally the employer said, “Well, tell me then what is handy about you?” The man replied, “I live just around the corner.”
Sometimes the greatest ability we can have is availability: to be there with whatever it is we’ve got whenever it is we’re needed. That’s the secret of true Christian discipleship; to be available whenever and wherever our hearts tell us God wants us to be. Ability is good, but in our spiritual life availability is what really matters.

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