"Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts- to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you: the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent- the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand- and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you."
In Exodus 31 the Lord describes how the temple was going to come together. What I see when I read this is the precise detail and organization that the Lord has put into place for us to accomplish the tasks that are important to Him. Today we highlight Bezalel. He was filled with the Spirit of God, filled with skill, ability and knowledge. He was given the ability for superior craftsmanship. Often we think of our skills as being learned through experience. In other words as you do the job for a period of time you become skilled to complete the project. Yet in this word we can see that it is God who gives people natural ability for certain tasks. We are all created with unique abilities to do specific tasks that will make God smile. Some are artistic, like Bezalel, others are more analytical and still others are enabled with strength to handle most of the heavy lifting.
The lesson is that we all need to use what God has put in us to do what God has designed us to do. The first step of the process was the design.
What has He designed you to do? Are you doing it? If not, what is keeping you from it? You have filled with the spirit of God and given skill, ability, and knowledge. Designed by God. Stop the excuse and put it to use!