Are you a Bezalel?
Have you ever heard of Bezalel? He’s one of my favorite people from the Bible. He’s not very well known, but where he is mentioned, he totally owns creativity, resources and above all, faithfulness to God’s plan.
We first meet Bezalel in Exodus 31: 1-5.
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 wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 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 crafts.
Isn’t that awesome? I love it! Not only did God call him to a specific task, but He also verified that He was giving the gifts.
I think sometimes we forget that. We might see where God is leading us but we tend to throw up our hands and say “Uh uh! Not us! That’s not my job!” I mean Moses did it. I know I have. But this passage reminds us that when God calls us to something, He’s going to make sure we’re equipped. We just need to turn to Him. I love that!
And the thing is, these tasks weren’t small tasks. Bezalel crafted the altar for the temple, the curtains, the courtyard…and the Ark of the Covenant. Seriously huge stuff. How amazing it must have been to be filled with God’s vision! And how scary it must have been (at some point I’m sure!) to be tasked with bringing that vision to fruition.
Every day as I set out on my work tasks, I pray that God would establish the work of my hands. I rest in the fact that I wouldn’t be in business if God had not given me these talents and opened these doors in my life and my career. He is the reason I’m here. I pray every day that I can fulfill His vision for me, for my career and for my business.
If the Lord has called you to something, these verses are a great reminder that God will fill you with whatever you need to achieve the goals He’s given you.