He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work . . . (Exodus 35:35)
In the book of Exodus, we read the detailed account of the construction of the tabernacle, the sacred tent that God promised to occupy in the midst of His people as they made their way into the Promised Land. Workers were needed to build the tabernacle, and the Lord gave these workers special skills to get the job done.
Did you know that God has given special, supernatural skills to all of His children to assist in the building project of the expansion of His kingdom in this world? Here is something you must remember: God never calls the equipped for His work; rather, God equips all those He calls. Every child of God has been equipped for the work of ministry in the expansion of His kingdom.
Those who worked at building the tabernacle had been blessed with various skills; they were designers, weavers, jewelers, embroiderers, and wood carvers, all with the necessary wisdom and intelligence to do what God needed done.
So, let me ask you a very important question: What supernatural skills has God given to you?
Whatever you are good at, whatever you enjoy doing, whatever you do that seems to fit you like a glove, these are areas in your life that God has equipped you in to excel in the expansion of His kingdom. Your gifts, talents, and abilities are unique to you, which makes you invaluable for the work that God has called you to do. There is no one else whom God has made like you. You are a vital component of His work.
Perhaps you are gifted in administration, hospitality, or teaching. Maybe you are gifted as an encourager or a prayer warrior or one who visits the sick or shut-ins. If you are not sure what your supernatural skill set might be, consider what those closest to you might say. Those who know you well will be able to offer valuable insight into your supernatural wiring and suggest where you may be able to plug in and contribute.
Here is a thought that I hope you will find to be as encouraging as it is empowering: God does not need any of us to accomplish His purposes in this world, but He wants all of us and gives us exactly what we need in order to do exactly what He is calling us to do.
May these words from the apostle Paul inspire you engage in the work of ministry that God has uniquely gifted you to perform:
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
You have been formed and fashioned by God to do good works; He has filled you with the supernatural skill you need to perform them; how could you possibly do poorly? Go forth and rejoice in doing the work of the Lord!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!