She had a whole list of tasks she wanted to complete.
Reference: “(Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything the Lord commanded Moses;” Exodus 38:22 NIV
Explore: A friend of mine was taking leave from work. She decided she wouldn’t go away but had a whole list of tasks she wanted to complete.
Some were small tasks like catching up with friends. But others were considerable like organising all her photos and painting part of her house.
I looked at her list and felt totally overwhelmed by all she had before her. I asked her how she felt and she seemed to be okay.
She said that she appreciated having the time, but didn’t want to waste it.
Application: There are times when life gets busy and our list of tasks to complete can seem overwhelming.
When Bezalel was building all the elements of worship for the people of Israel he had a whole list of things to complete. On top of that he had the pressure of using the people’s gifts and his job was to complete the instructions God had given. That’s a pretty heavy duty to-do list!
I wonder how he felt. Was he calm and collected and just completed each task as it came? Or was he overwhelmed by the responsibility and daunted by the task?
You can get a task completed under stress or in a cool manner. The end result is the same, but the journey is markedly different.
May our journeys not overwhelm us, but may we see each task as an act of worship to God, where hopefully others can also connect to Him by how we approach our work.
Prayer: Lord, we all have different jobs and tasks to complete. May we work diligently and acknowledge that our whole lives can be an act of worship to You. Amen.
What major task do you have to complete?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.