Exodus 31:1-7 – “Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 “I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, 4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, 5 and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship. 6 “And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:” NASB
The Anointing is not just for preaching; it is for everything! In 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, we read, “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, 22 who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.” Remember John’s words in 1 John 2:20, “But you have an anointing from the Holy One….”
Each of us has a gift, calling, talent, or gifts callings and talents that God has given or anointed us to function in. That was the case in Exodus, where God said, “I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of craftsmanship….” I would remind everyone of the words of the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 4:7, “…What do you have that you did not receive?”
If we were working on a team and one of us had the anointing for organizing, it would be foolish not to defer to that person and allow their gift and anointing to flow. If a person with another gift attempted to take care of the organizational issues, it would result in chaos. It would not produce the optimum results!
I have observed pastors who found it impossible to release various gifts to function because they felt it was their job to take the lead in everything. If your gift, talent, ability, and anointing are in an area where I know I am weak, I will gladly defer to you and follow your lead. When we reach the point that my gift, talent, skill, ability, or anointing is required, I will step forward and ask you to move from the point and allow that gift to flow.
We are The Body of Christ, and a human or spiritual body comprises differing parts. We would die if the hand tried to do the heart’s job. We would suffocate if the ears tried to do the lungs’ job. If the feet attempted to assume the role of the eyes, we would stumble around, having the ability to move around without vision. If the eyes see, the ears hear, the lungs breathe, and the heart pumps blood while the brain coordinates all the parts, we will function much better. Each part is needed, and each part has a specific anointing.
Some have an anointing for service and should serve. Some have an anointing for decoration and should decorate. If it is culinary, then find the kitchen. If business and creating wealth, then turn your attention to it. If it is preaching, then preach anywhere and everywhere.
What are you good at? What tugs at your heart? What has God uniquely gifted you to do? Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your all. Rejoice in His gift and call and know that no matter what your gift is, that gift is valuable to the Body of Christ and the Kingdom of God. Just don’t be like a person who said once, “My gift is irritating people.” I’m not sure that is an anointing from God, but if we pursue His purposes, we will irritate some, but it is never with malice.
God bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day in Him!