*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*I'M UNAVAILABLE?! (2)*
Luke 14: 16-18 *Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:*
v17 *And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.*
v18 *And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
When you are unavailable, God will make someone available.
In Luke 14:16-24, in the parable of the banquet, a certain man prepared a great banquet and invited many guests.
The parable tells us that even when children of men are invited to the Lord’s table, they still make up excuses.
The two parables in Luke 9 and Luke 14 both tell us that children of men will have excuses when they are called to follow and serve. So also they would have excuses when they are called to the Lord’s table.
This is food for thought.
So why are we unavailable?
Why are we unavailable but consistently available to pleasure?
The head count at a pleasure party parlor could not be compared with that at the Lord’s service and the Lord’s table.
The headcount and viewership at a major sports grand finale game event could not match an evangelical crusade event.
God will not wait on anyone to achieve His purpose. Everyone has someone behind him ready to fill his position.
God has never lacked anyone to do His will.
When we are full of excuses, we are only undoing ourselves.
Anytime you are given any Kingdom assignment, you are considered and bidden as a sure candidate to do it, but when you fail, Jesus says there are people in the *"......the highways and hedges...."* that will be compelled *".....to come in, that my house may be filled*, Luke 14:22.
God can not be a prisoner of His choice. He always plans ahead of people's disobedience. Nothing takes Him unawares or by surprise.
He has alternatives and substitutes, and there is always someone to do His work. If there is none, He will create one!
Rather than say 'l'm unavailable', say 'l'm available'!.
*Call to Word action.*
Isaiah 6:8 *Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Always ask yourself that if you are unavailable, what about if every other person is unavailable, who will do the Kingdom's assignment?
Lord, help me, do not replace or abandon me, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.