Exodus 31:6 God Will Give You The Needed Skills

Moreover, I have appointed Ohoiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: Exodus 31:6

Different people have different skills and different levels of abilities in these skills. Some people appear to have natural abilities in some skills. They seem to be able to do something very well with no trouble at all. Others have to fight hard just to do some of the same things just enough to make it acceptable, but still far from great.

As Moses was given instructions on what to build for the tabernacle, God provided various men with skills to be able to make everything needed.

God will often ask a person to step out in faith and do some new type of work or ministry. Very often believers feel as if they are unqualified to do that new type of work or at least to do it well. Many will run from it, rather than trusting God and moving forward.

When God calls a person to do a work for Him, He will also equip the person for the work. Abilities beyond the normal will suddenly show up in the person for accomplishing the mission that has been given.

The work abilities required may be physical skills as those helping build the tabernacle and its accessories. Other times it may be other abilities, such as working with children, special needs people, speaking, teaching, or some other needed skill.

Regardless of what skill is needed, the important thing for the believer is to lean on God for understanding and to do the work He calls him to do. At the time needed, God will provide all that is needed when the servant is faithful.

There is a work that God has given you to do in the process of building His kingdom. In this, He has also ready to give you the strength and skills to be able to accomplish that mission with success.

Rather than look at your faults and lack of abilities, focus upon what God has given you the ability to do. With God at your side guiding you, you will be able to do more than you could or would ever be able to do on your own.

Ask yourself what skills has God given you to build His kingdom.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God to give you the abilities needed; that you will be willing to do the work God has for you; and that you will build God’s kingdom in His way.

Deuteronomy 8:18 Remember God

But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:18

Moses gives the people a warning to not forget God. There will come a day when they will have success and wealth, and they are supposed to remember God in that day. They are not supposed to think that they had done it all on their own.

When a person is going through a difficult time it is easy to remember God. People cry out to God asking for help during times of trouble and pain. Look back at America and see how the entire nation was praying, calling out to God and going to church during the disaster of 9/11. However, just a few weeks later, the nation had forgotten about God and was back to their old ways.

During times that are going very good, most people forget about the need for God. They often feel they don’t need God because they can do it themselves.

Back up a few verses in chapter eight and you will see that God made the Israelites hungry so that He could do a work for them and show them that He was the one in control, not themselves.

You may not be the one to quit going to church when things are going good, but how much do you continue to pray and read the Bible?

Just as much as you have to seek and rely on God during times of trouble, you must also seek and rely on Him during the good times. This is during those times that you do not seem to have any great need.

It is God who has given you the ability to create wealth and do everything that you have done and are doing. Without God you could not even begin to breathe the air that you breathe.

You must learn to rely on God in the good times as well as in the bad times. Do not forget that it is God who brought you where you are today. It is God who has given you everything that you have today.

Did you forget God?

Or do you remember God?

I pray today that God will reveal His hand in your life; that you will know that all you have is from God; that you will remember God at all times; and that you will focus your life on Jesus.