Do you realize that your gifts, abilities, talents, and knowledge have been given to you for a purpose? They aren’t random; you have been given them for a purpose.
The trick to life is figuring out just exactly what that purpose is!
In Exodus 31:2-5, the Israelites were in the desert, and God gave instructions to Moses for the construction of the Tabernacle. Have you ever read this story? It’s truly incredible; the Tabernacle was a wondrous work of art, with carving, tapestries, perfumes, and sparkling jewels. Moses needed some expert workers for the job, and they were provided:
These craftsmen (and there were women, too) were gifted specifically for this. Someone who had spent his whole life in bondage to Pharaoh in Egypt and was now wandering in the desert was placed here to weave the high priest’s garment. A woman who labored making bricks out of Egyptian mud was now honored with mixing incense for the altar of God Most High.
Where have YOU been placed?
If you are a mom, that place is obviously your family and home.
If your children are grown, or perhaps you don’t have children, have you been placed in a church, a neighborhood, or profession?
Usually, God is gracious in placing us in spots where those gifts are needed and appreciated, so we really don’t have far to look. Sometimes, He nudges us in the right direction by a request or an obvious need for help.
Have you been asked to help out at church? At the local homeless shelter?
Or maybe, you have been asked to assist in your child’s classroom. Perhaps there is a special assignment at work, just waiting for you to fill.
So, take honest stock of your talents, gifts, knowledge, and abilities; chances are they have been given Providentially to lead you to the special task God has in mind. Just for you.