Guest Post by Mrs. Kylie Lyday

I am available.

For a long time I wasn’t. I knew where my heart was, but my physical body and mind were in a different place. I knew where I was called, but I was too preoccupied by EVERYTHING else. I was NOT available.

I’ve always been for serving others. If you love Jesus, you love people. Although this is so true, we must serve Jesus stronger than we serve people. If you’re serving Jesus with all of you, the being a servant for people will come naturally. This reminds me of Paul. When we think of his character and the history he left behind, he walked away from a lot when he became a Christian.

Here’s the thing – we have to be available for the Lord. We have to stop booking our schedules so full that we do not have time to stop and listen to what he has for us. Being “too busy” is not an excuse. It’s a distraction from the enemy.

Let’s be REAL honest – you can even be too busy with church activities that you forget the purpose behind it all.

For real.

One of the last things my sweet Granny shared with me before she went on to be with our Lord was, “Do not be fifty years old just learning how to say no.” It’s okay to tell others no. It’s okay not to do everything.

It’s not about myself, it’s about Christ. That may mean a little bit of suffering. That may mean saying no to a few of your favorite things. If you’re available for the Lord, it’s worth it.

You’ll come to a time in your life where you have to focus on your family and where the Lord is taking you. Your family and friends need you to be available.

Besides, nothing will be done well if you’re being stretched too thin.

Now I ask you. Are you available? Are you able to say yes to the Lord today? What can truly help you be available? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

“As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.” Psalm 18:30

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