“God spoke to Moses: “See what I’ve done; I’ve personally chosen Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur of the tribe of Judah. I’ve filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him skill and know-how and expertise in every kind of craft to create designs and work in gold, silver, and bronze; to cut and set gemstones; to carve wood—he’s an all-around craftsman. Exodus 31:1-5
As we grow up, we want to win at everything. We want to be the first pick on the kickball team at recess and the winner of the spelling bee. We want to win and be the best. We have little knowledge of a “good enough” standard.
God is unfamiliar with a “good enough” standard, as well. God gives everyone skills and gifting. He wants you to develop those skills in order for you to live life from your best. In order to accomplish this, preparation has to ensue. Your preparation in developing skills directly precedes opportunity. Many times, we ask God for greater opportunities, but we are unprepared for them. There were probably many skilled craftsmen in Israel. Why did God choose Bezalel? Bezalel had probably spent hundreds of hours by himself creating designs and carving wood. No one else might have noticed, but God saw his heart and his talents. He knew that Bezalel had developed his skills and relationship with God to such an extent that qualified him. He was excellent at creating and designing. How are you developing your skills and talents? If you sing, are you developing your ability to bring honor to God? Don’t underestimate the preparation that takes place behind closed doors. When God needs someone with a love for God and your skill set, will you be ready?