The Lord has given them special skills . . . (Exodus 35:35)
The book of Exodus provides us with a detailed account of the construction of the Tabernacle, the place that God would occupy in the midst of His people as they made their way into the Promised Land. Of course, workers were needed to build the Tabernacle, and these workers were given specialized skills to get the job done.
Did you know that God has given all His children special supernatural skills to assist in the building project of expanding His kingdom in this world? It’s important to remember that 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. Among the artisans who built the Tabernacle, some where skilled as designers, weavers, jewelers, embroiderers, or wood carvers, all of them possessing the wisdom and intelligence needed to complete what God directed to be done.
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 to excel in the expansion of His kingdom. Your gifts, talents, and abilities are unique to you, which makes you invaluable to the place God has called you to expand His kingdom. Perhaps you are gifted in administration, hospitality, or teaching. Maybe you are gifted as an encourager or as a prayer warrior or at visiting the sick or shut-ins.
If you aren’t sure what your supernatural skill set might be, consider what those closest to you would say. These friends and/or family members will provide valuable insight into your supernatural wiring and point you toward where you may best be able to plug in.
Here is a truth that I hope will prove 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 He gives us exactly what we need in order to do what He is calling us to do.
Let’s close today’s message with these words from the apostle Paul:
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)
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!