During devotions yesterday I learned it took a year to complete a Steinway piano, and the final product was distinct due to a craftsman’s touch. I read in Exodus 31: 3-5 how the Lord directed the building of His tabernacle. He gifted Bezalel and filled him “with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood” for the building of His house of worship.
This reminds me how the Lord gifts believers when we ask Christ into our lives as Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit enters and fills us with gifts and talents to further His Kingdom and fulfill the purpose(s) for which He creates us. Therefore, I am His crafted being, His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10), not complete by any means, but He is at work molding and developing me into the person I am meant to be for His glory.
Some of these gifts are easier to discover and use than others. The paths I travel today are different from my earlier years so how can I serve Him now using the talents with which He blesses me? I pray daily for how He wants to use me for His will and purpose. Am I alone in wishing the Lord would sometimes come down face-to-face and clarify what He desires of me? I welcome your comments on this topic.