Ability isn’t as important as availability. (Often stated by many writers)
Ability, affability, and availability are referred to as the “three pillars of excellence.” If silled people are not available when we need them, then they are of little use. On the other hand, it is important that the available person have the needed abilities, of course. We should make ourselves available to use our God-given skills as they are needed.
The Apostle Paul writes of a former slave: “Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me (Philemon 1:11).