He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.
Exodus 35:35 (NIV)
An essential skill is a necessary developed ability or capacity acquired through deliberate, systematic, and sustained efforts to smoothly and adaptively carry out complex activities or job functions involving ideas, things, and/or people. The Government of Canada and other national and international agencies have identified and validated nine key essential skills for the workplace. The nine essential skills are: numeracy, oral communication, working with others, continuous learning, reading text, writing, thinking, document use and digital. Training programs are available to equip Canadians in these essential skills.
Some people are naturally handy. Whatever they put their hands to turns into something lovely. I stand amazed at artists, woodworkers, contractors. When we think of the word “skill” that is what we tend to think of. But we are all skilled by the Lord for something. Maybe your skill is in the area of finances and you love to help others develop a budget, or help a company or ministry with their accounting needs. Maybe your skill is with people and you can manage them, or encourage them, or coach them, to be better at what they are skilled to do. Exodus 35:35 speaks into this: “He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers – all of them skilled workers and designers.” The context here is the building of the Tabernacle that the Israelites would carry with them through the wilderness for 40 years. God always gifts His people with the skills needed to accomplish His will. He still does today. Your role is to discover what skills God has given you, offer them to God for His glory, and put them to use.
These have been words from the heart.