Gifted For Your Work
Bezalel was gifted by God to build things primarily in gold, silver and bronze. God knew what he was. This wasn’t a fluke. God knew what he needed and, in this case, God even told them who to use.
Your gifting is for your time, your workplace, and your sphere of influence. In Colossians 3, Paul reminds us that whatever we do, we do for God. Therefore we should do it very well, with excellence. Often, Mike talks about the first marketplace minister being the man in Mark Chapter 5. But it could be Bezalel, too. God gifted this man for this work.
Maybe you wonder about your gifting. Mike was frustrated in many of his jobs. Much of what he had agreed to do wasn’t what he was gifted to do. He talks about how he took many jobs for money. But for many of those jobs, Mike learned 2 lessons: 1) Whatever our hand finds to do, do it with all your might (Ecclesiastes 9:10), and 2) God causes everything to work together for good (Romans 8:28).
How you do your work, or whatever you do, it speaks to what you think about God. If you know God is powerful, and he’s in control, you can do your best and trust him. When you do excellent work, you take God at his word. Trust God to do his part, too. He will use you. You may not see it right away, but God is trustworthy. You will also tell your coworkers and customers that they’re important to you. They’ll sense the value you create. They may even ask you why you work so hard. Then you’ll get to mention that Jesus is your motivation.
Today, deliver excellent work. And ask God to show you how your gifts can be a blessing to others. When you do, your life becomes a testimony to what you believe about God, too.
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