God Gives Us a Desire for Our Work
God has wired each one of us with a unique set of skills designed to be used to build the Kingdom.
For me, I love technical things. Since I was a young child I remember being fascinated by electronics. I had a small transistor radio that I was intrigued with. I had no clue how it worked, but loved to disassemble it, look at all of the components and then reassemble it. It always worked when I got done much to the surprise of my parents.
That love for the technical had me enter the Air Force as a mechanic and then become a flight engineer. As computers became a daily reality in our squadron, I saw a tool with great potential for the future. Little did I know how significant my love for technology would impact mine and the lives of those around me.
Today, through His hand and guidance, our company has become a leader in webcasting drag racing events across north America. We’ve been given an exceptional opportunity to work with numerous racing organizations, promoters, track owners, media professionals and fellow photographers/videographers and motorsports journalists.
We don’t hide who we are in Christ, yet, we are not pushy in our faith. We simply treat folks the way Jesus showed us to and allow the Christ in us to shine through. It’s amazing how often a person comes to us with a question about the God we serve.
Each day we are given opportunities to be Jesus to those around us, especially during the holidays. Open a door for someone, help that person struggling at work, let that car in that’s trying to merge into traffic or pay for that struggling mom’s groceries at Wal-Mart are just a few examples.
St. Francis of Assisi put it best, “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
God Gives Us a Desire for Our Work
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You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall desire the work of Your hands (Job 14:15 NKJV).
Did you know that God has already pre-wired you for the work He created you to do? We all have things inside of us that excite us when we think about it. God is the source of this passion. However, our career path may require many stepping stones before we reach the work that we were ultimately created for. The psalmist says “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Ps 139:16).
When the ark of the covenant was to be designed to contain the sacred ten commandments, God prepared a man to perform the important work.
“Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts — to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship'” (Ex 31:1-6).
We do not know much about Bezalel, but you can be sure he had many jobs leading up to this most important assignment. He was also the first man mentioned in all of scripture to be “filled with the spirit of God.”
When your work is empowered by the Spirit of God you will be hand-picked for some of the most important assignments. He says the skilled worker will even serve before kings (Prov. 22:9). God will see to it that your skills will be used for His ultimate purposes. This is the call of God for each of us — to be fulfilled in our work and to use our work to fulfill His purposes on the earth.
He seals the hand of every man, that all men may know His work (Job 37:7 NKJV).