God graciously chooses to do His work through His people, enabling and equipping them to do what He desires them to do. His Spirit equips His people to do His work for His glory. We see this in the Lord’s instructions to His people for building the tabernacle.
God both defines what His work is and reveals how it is to be done
“They are to make a sanctuary for me,” the Lord told Moses. Then He added, “You must make it according to all that I show you the pattern of the tabernacle as well as the pattern of all its furnishings”
Moses did not devise the plan. The artisans did not devise the plan. God devised the plan. It is still true that we must do God’s work in God’s way, according to the biblical pattern and principles He has revealed in Scripture.
Hudson Taylor said, “Depend on it. God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.”
The construction of the tabernacle required two types of resources; God supplied both. First, the work required physical resources (gold, silver, bronze, etc.). It is true that the Israelites contributed their offerings for the building of the tabernacle. The offerings they gave, however, had first been given to them by God in the form of Egyptian plunder the abilities for doing God’s work came from God. God equipped Bezalel with the power of His Spirit, which means God gave him “wisdom, understanding, and ability” (31:3)
Today, God gives us the gifts and abilities we need to do His work. Not everyone has the leadership gifts of Moses or the speaking gifts of Aaron. Not all gifts are glamorous but each believer is gifted for God’s purposes. We need to understand the need and trust in God that He is going to use you. You may think that you are not the right person for the job, you may even look around and find people far better and qualified than you, but the purpose lies on you. The calling and commission is placed on you and not someone else. The calling of each person, mission and life is unique. Sure, it may seem like there are many others doing what you are doing but what God has in store for you is something special and perfect. Today, God is inviting you to partner with Him in His work in your place. You are where you are not by accident, it is not a coincidence, God placed you there with a clear purpose and each day we need to make a conscious effort to understand that and live according to it. The choice is with us, what do you choose today?
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