~Are You Available to be Be Made Available for God to use?

Saying yes to God can be hard. It can mean giving up a lot of things, and turning away from things that we view as key to our happiness but there’s a joy greater than anything that we could ever experience on hand if we do. If we’ve declared our availability to God but then in reality don’t feel like we can go down the path opening up before us, it might be because we’ve still got a way to go after we say, “Yes, Lord, use me”. Below are 5 easy ways for you to become made available to be made available for God to use!

Say no
As you might have guessed, this isn’t about saying no to God but saying no to everything else that stops you saying yes to him. It’s impossible to say yes to every opportunity that comes your way and devote the necessary time and attention to each one. Making yourself available to God is inevitably going to mean making at least one sacrifice, even if it’s just your time.

Free up your schedule
If you want God to use you, you need to ask yourself: “Have I made space in my life for God?”. Identify which activities are continuously getting in the way of enabling you to devote yourself to pursuing his will and reduce the amount of time you spend doing them or eliminate them completely.

Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone

Sometimes when we express our availability to God we can already have in mind something that we want to do which will have the added benefit of serving God. Praying that you become president because you really want to become president with the caveat of doing God’s will isn’t the same as declaring honest and unconditional availability. Being genuinely available means accepting challenges even if they’re not quite what you had in mind or something that you don’t feel prepared for. Ephesians 2:10 says: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”


It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just talk to God and tell him that you’re willing to do his work. Once you made yourself available, communicating with God throughout to make sure you’re on the right track is key, and it will give you the encouragement to help you as you do as he instructs.

Say yes, and mean it
It’s all well and good vocalizing that you want to do what ever God’s calling you to do but do you really mean it? If you can’t bear saying no, cutting out distractions and going to God for guidance, then you’re not really available. God knows what in your heart so when you say yes, you need to mean it, do you mean it?


Want to invite God in your life to make you available to be made available for Him to use you? If so, join us in this simple prayer: Pray and say, “Dear God, thank you for creating me”. Thank you for the opportunity to be alive for such a time as this. I invite you to come in my life and begin to teach me how to be made available to become available to be used by you. I realize that my life is not my own, you have created me with a plan and a purpose for my life and I realize that my life will not be fully lived and my purpose will not be fully realized until I am walking in the fullness of your purposes and plans for my life. Father, draw me closer to you, help me to become who you have created me to be, help me understand what it means to be used by you and how best I may serve you during this season in my life. In Jesus, name I ask and pray, Amen!