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:” NASU
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 with. That was the case in Exodus where God said, “I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in 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 in a team and one of us had the anointing for organization, it would be incredibly beneficial to defer to that person and allow his/her gift and anointing to flow. If a person with another gift attempted to take care of the organizational issues it would like result in chaos but at worst, it would simply not be the best. I have observed pastors who found it impossible to release various gifts to function for they felt it was their job to take the lead in everything. If your gift, talent, ability, and/or anointing is in an area that 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 is made up of differing parts. If the hand tried to do the job of the heart, we would die. If the ears tried to do the job of the lungs we would suffocate. If the feet tried to assume the role of the eyes we would stumble around having the ability to move around but 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 in a much better fashion. 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 said once, “My gift is irritating people.” I’m not sure that is an anointing from God but if we are pursuing His purposes we will irritate some but it is never with malice.
God, bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day in Him!