Serving before Kings

“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.” (Pro 22:29) We are all given a fixed amount of gifts and talents. They are allocated for a purpose, in that we all have a role to play and a part to fulfill. They do come, however, with some responsibility. Raw talent can only get us so far. The one with some talent will go way past the one with much unless the one with more learns diligence and applies him or herself. We are called to take what God has given us and to hone and develop it with the gifts He has bestowed on us. Training and learning are not self-interest pastimes; they are the building blocks of servanthood. If we are well equipped and prepared, we can serve effectively and be productive. Then we will be taken to new heights and given even greater opportunity to serve. Quick Prayer: I commit to developing the skills You have given me so I may serve You well. Amen.

Skill.

“Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest.” (Exo 28:3)

We have all been built for a purpose. Part of that is our unique set of skills, temperament, and physical attributes. The skills need to be grown, nurtured, and developed, but their origin is a gift from God.

Those skills are for an outcome and a specific purpose. He has handcrafted you for a mission. Most of us will see that in a so-called secular job. He has equipped us to be effective in what He has called us to do. Your job is a specific calling from your Creator to use the skill set He built you with. You can serve Him as you serve others and as your skill set is used productively in the commercial sector.

Offering our skills to God and acknowledging they come from Him takes us to another level where His anointing can sharpen, hone, and enlarge our skills to make us even more effective in His hands.

Quick Prayer: Bless the skills You have given me to fulfill my purpose in You. Amen.