Saturday, October 23, 2010

Be Willing

“All the women who were skilled in sewing and spinning prepared blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine linen cloth.  All the women who were willing used their skills to spin the goat hair into yarn.”
Exodus 35:25-26
There are two different types of women here, the skilled and the willing.  We all know skilled women.  The ones who’s children are always clean and well behaved, who’s houses are spotless, who run their own businesses from home, sew the costumes for the children’s dramas at church, and always have a homemade dinner hot and on the table when their husbands get home.  Ok, so maybe we don’t know anyone that amazing, but we all know someone with seemingly unreal skills.  If you are one of those “skilled women” use your skills in the Lord’s service.  
If however, you fall into the “willing” category, the Lord wants to use you to.  When I think about making thread and fine linen cloth I have no idea where to begin.  Yarn however seems much more manageable.  It’s thicker, and doesn’t require as much precision, or expertise.  It’s a relief to know that God can use all of us skilled or not.  You may be thinking, what can I do?  That’s where the willingness comes into play.  I’ve found that if you are truly willing to be used by God you will never lack opportunities to do so.  Start simple.  Help clean up after a service at church.  Offer to watch a friends children when they need it.  Give whenever you have a chance and give generously.  Before you know it you’ll be being used by God daily. 
An unskilled woman with a willing heart will make a far greater impact for the Lord than a highly skilled woman with an unwilling heart.  God can use all of us.  The key is to be willing.  Are you?


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