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Avail Yourself to do the Father’s Will

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Luke 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Too many of us have not made ourselves available to do the Father’s will. We say that we are available but in actuality, we are not.  We find ourselves too busy carrying out other people’s agenda or even ours, not leaving ourselves enough time or resources to carry out the Father’s agenda. From an early age, Jesus made himself available to do the Father’s will. At the age of 12 he declared in Luke 2:49, “wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” For Jesus , doing the Father’s will was not an option. The use of the word “ must”, meant that Jesus was uncompromising in making himself available to carry out the Father’s will. We must take a similar approach in making ourselves available to do the Father’s business.

A true measure of our availability to do the Father’s will is how quickly we move towards what God wants us to do. Simon Peter was available to do the Father’s will. When Jesus told him to follow Him and he would make him fishers of men, he instantly gave up his fishing business and followed Jesus. Similarly, Matthew immediately left the tax collectors’ table and started following Jesus when He said, ‘come follow me. Both men showed that they were available by the promptness of their response. In addition, they made themselves available even though it meant giving up their livelihood; they were showing that they were willing to do whatever it took. You too should do whatever it takes to be available to do the father’s will.

Life Application: Avail yourself to do the Father’s will by promptly responding to what God wants you to do and be willing to do what it takes to carry it out. 

Prayer: Lord, I’m available to you to do whatever you want me to do. I commit to do whatever it takes to do your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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