Being Skilled in Your Work

Dear Princess of God, in whatever work you do, you should strive to be very skilled and excellent in it. You should learn the details and nuances of your profession or craft, and strive to give the very best possible results, products, or service to those you serve.

Proverbs 22:29 states, “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

God rewards generously those who are willing to become skillful in their work, and He will move you to stand before important people, even kings, if you do so.

God also exhorts us in Colossians 3:23-24, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

We should always work hard, because ultimately all your work is for the Lord, who is the king above all kings! Knowing this, should change the attitude you have towards your work, duties, and responsibilities. It should impel you to strive for excellence, because it matters, all the time.

In the Book of Exodus, God goes on to explain how He even puts the spirit of skillfulness into His people for certain important tasks:

“You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.” Exodus 28:3

“He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.” Exodus 35:35

So, now that you are adequately motivated to become skillful in whatever work you do, dear Princess of God, remember that if you work hard for your current employer, and become very skillful you will certainly be moved to serve kings in due time, and you are already serving the Lord, who will reward you for your efforts.

To become skillful, first pray to God that He gives you the “spirit of skill” as he did for the craftsmen and designers in the Old Testament.

Then do your part! Your part is to research your craft or work or profession. Perhaps you are lagging behind in some areas and new techniques or fields within your profession. Spend your free time or the time usually spent on social media or TV watching, learning instead. Cultivate relationships with people in your profession from whom you can learn as well, and exchange knowledge and information.

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