How can God use us? There is only one way. We must make ourselves utterly available to God and to our neighbors. God does not ask you about your ability — only your availability. He provides the ability. The supreme question is: are we available to Him? Moses made himself available and God provided the ability for him to do great works in His name. So did the humble fishermen and countless others.
There is a fable of three trees that grew in the days of Christ. One said, “When I grow to be a big tree I will be cut down and made into lumber. That lumber will be used to build a big hotel where kings will lodge.” The second tree said, “When I grow up I want to be cut down and made into lumber to build a big ship that will cross the ocean.” The third tree said, “When I grow up I want to remain in the forest and point men to God.”
None of the three trees got its wish. The first tree grew up and was cut down, but the lumber was used to build a little manger. The tree complained and complained, until one night the Son of God and the Son of Man was born there. Then it was at peace.
The second tree was cut down and made into lumber to build a boat to sail on the Sea of Galilee. It complained and complained, until one day the Son of God and the Son of Man stood on its deck and spoke wonderful words of life. Then it was at peace.
The third tree was cut down and made into a cross. The tree complained and complained, until one day the Son of God and the Son of Man died upon that cross. Then it, too, was at peace.
Whatever our lot in life, God can use us! Let us be willing to let Him use us according to His will.