”Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:“See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship… that they may make all that I have commanded you” Exodus 31:1-3 and 6b
Are you blessed enough to have had a job where you just know that God has prepared you for it in every way for it? Every job you had before it had given you skills, knowledge and experience that helps you in this job. That has never been my privilege but I know people who have. My friend Lyn is in a newly created role that was made to fit her perfectly. When the boss prayed for the right person for that job it was almost as if God said “See I have called Lyn – I have filled her with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship... that she may be able to fill the vision I have given you.”
On the flip side have you ever been the leader, given a vision by God so big and so beyond your skill set that you can only rely on others to make it reality? God was so exact in all the measurements and instructions that He gave Moses in the book of Exodus about building the tabernacle and all its contents, that all that minute detail drives me crazy! I can understand if Moses felt overwhelmed and intimidated by the task given to him. With only “prince” and “shepherd” on his resume he knew was not the man for the job when it came to building a tabernacle fitting for his God.
Typical God, knowing the end from the beginning, He had already prepared the people before hand with just the skills, and the heart, they needed to make His tabernacle. Typical God, He also didn’t tell Moses He had these people prepared until after He had given Moses all the instructions.
All this makes me realise that although I have had a wide variety of roles in my career that God knows what He’s doing with it and He does have a plan and a purpose. In each job there are things God wants me to learn, as for Him my career is about the journey, not the destination. It’s about gaining wisdom, understanding, knowledge and all manner of workmanship – not just about tasks but about also about people and how much God loves each and every one of them – from the best friends at work to the most vicious enemy.
And that reminds to take a moment and pray for those I work with. How about you join me and pray for your colleagues too?