The Lord also spoke to Moses: “Look, I have appointed by name Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every craft to design artistic works in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut gemstones for mounting, and to carve wood for work in every craft. Exodus 31:1-4
For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose. Philippians 2:13
When you see someone perform a masterful act, it is a sight to behold. Whether it is an athletic feat or well-constructed majestic structure, it is hard not to admire the work of someone filled with skill. If I was honest with myself, all too often I wish I was the one who had such talent. The reality is God is behind all skill and every man possess it.
The very first person in scripture to have been described as being “filled with the spirit” was a craftsman by the name of Bezalel. Not a clergy or even a king, but a former Egyptian slave and seemingly ordinary member of a wandering people group! Qualifications were simple: appointed by God, filled with God’s Spirit, and natural ability. Notice how all three of these are dependant on God.
Remember that the same God who designed and called Bezalel also did the same for you. Perhaps not the equal talent, but always the same purpose: to desire and work out God’s purpose. You are able, and God is calling, so get off the bench and into the game. Discover your gift mix and ability. Don’t worry about perfection in action, rather be perfect in direction.
DO THIS TODAY: Find one thing you are good at and dedicate your action to God.