“To become productive, find your strength and then find someone who needs your strength.”
An ancient Hebrew text reveals the conversion of God with one of the greatest Hebrew leaders called Moses: “And I have filled him with the Spirit of God in skill, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, to make artistic designs for work with gold, with silver, and with bronze, and with cutting and setting stone, and with cutting wood, to work in all kinds of craftsmanship.”
The creator anoints with required capacity for diverse crafts. He endows mankind with ability for creativity. The origin of all craft works is from the Spirit of God. God released His Spirit on Bezaleel, a divine endowment for creativity which he was to train others and from there the craftsmanship spread from proteges whom He mentored to another and from one apprentice to another to this present age. This clearly shows that God is so concerned about human race and His pattern of things for the planet earth. The big idea of God for creation of human as co-creator is revealed in the divine endowment such as talents, skills or gifts given to individuals. This peculiarity in us showcases the strength in every individual. The interests in us coupled with our personalities are deliberate for us to continue from where God stopped in the creation story so that we as co-creator can continue the work of our creator who is creative and has created us to be creative in our individual unique way. Our responsibility is to find our selling point which defines our strength. Now the big question is, what is your selling point? What is your strength? Your productivity lies in finding your strength just as Bazeleel discovered that God’s anointing upon him was not to preach but to be a craftsman for the nation of Israel and to reproduce himself in many. We all need to find our strength and find someone who needs our strength. Then life will be fun and productive for us all.
"Your ability to handle life challenges lies in the available strength (physical, spiritual, psychological, mental and social) within you."
The ability to do, cope or handle anything comes from the strength you have for that specific thing. Therefore, it is vital that we discover our strength to harness our productivity in every area of our endeavours. Many people are strengthened by different things, drugs, money, mental power and spiritual power,etc. We must be honest to ourselves that we are not wired for everything and not called for everything. We are created to be interdependent so that we can see one another as precious and valuable to help us reach our peaks in life. To ignore this is to set ourselves up for a fall. The richest man in the world today needs people to buy into his ideas and pay for his products and services. People contribute to his riches, so you see that no matter what he creates to solve a problem some people pay for it and in so doing he gets richer. His productivity is in the area of his strength.
“I am able ◄to cope with or handle every situation because Christ gives me the strength to do that.”~ Apostle: Paul of Tarsus~
To handle difficult people or situation requires strength in that area. According to ancient Hebrew scripture, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small”. The result we produce in dealing with people is based on our strength in handling and managing people. Consequently, we stand a better chance to deal with every situation by the available strength within us or what I call enabling. Therefore, when you realize you are performing lesser than required in a specific area in you life, check your strength level spiritually, mentally, physically, psychologically and socially. Above all, whatever we are wired for is what we are naturally strengthened for and progress is guaranteed without stress unlike when we force ourselves on a task we have no strength for, no passion and not even a will power. Everyone of us must find our area of strength and build on it to attain success in our callings. Find your strength.
No matter how strong you are, with your strength and knowledge without “Will” to succeed, success can never be activated. Anyone that will succeed in life must have the Will to succeed, the Will is the strong desire or determination or personal choice to succeed. When there is a Will you will work the way but without the Will you will work nothing. It is your Will power that enhances your choices. If your goal is success there must be a Will to pursue it.
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” ~Vince Lombardi~