God is so good to us. He leads us to do work for Him. He calls us and gives us a direction to go. We may even get excited about it and then many times we begin to doubt that we can do the job He has set for us to do. Yet, God continues to be patient with us on many of these occasions. If we would just stop to reason it out a bit and have some faith in our almighty God, we would realize that He wouldn’t bother to call us to do a job for Him, unless He had provided a way for us to do it. He wouldn’t tell us to build a church for Him, for example, unless He had provided the funds, the supplies, the blueprints and the workers. He wouldn’t have called us to talk to someone about the salvation Jesus provides unless He gave us the courage and words we needed. He wouldn’t give us children to raise godly unless He provided the knowledge, skills, funds, and scripture. We see this concept taught in the building of the tabernacle in the desert by Moses and the Israelites. To Moses the command to build a place of worship in the desert for Almighty God must have sounded impossible on the first hearing of it. Yet, God provided the plans, workers, wisdom and supplies that would be needed. Exodus 36: 1-3 says,
“1 Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled people are to work based on everything the LORD has commanded. The LORD has given them wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work of constructing the sanctuary.” 2 So Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and every skilled person in whose heart the LORD had placed wisdom, everyone whose heart moved him, to come to the work and do it. 3 They took from Moses’ presence all the contributions that the Israelites had brought for the task of making the sanctuary. Meanwhile, the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning.”
It is such a blessing to know that we can be as dumb and unskilled as a pile of mud and God will provide us wisdom and everything else we need to get the job done for Him.