See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
Exodus 31:2-4 KJV
When God has a special work to be done, He endows men with special skills to do it. F.B. Meyer observes that there is a niche for each of us in Gods service. Each person is given a special work, with the talents to match the work. Meyer puts it well: ” I have called… I have filled…. I have appointed’:. The three must go together if you are to work as a Minister or an Assistant. Charles Stanley says there are at least three kinds of call: call to salvation, sanctification and a call to service. So God calls us first to himself before what to do. You can’t change that order. So when Jesus said: Follow me, that is the beginning. You can’t function with and for God without being filled by Him. To be filled is to be full of God’s direction on how to do. To be appointed is to be chosen for a special task. So Bezaleel and Aholiab were chosen just like Moses and Aaron were chosen. Every staff and volunteer worker in church must understand the depths of these call to function without push. We’ve explored this concept in depth in my book of the same title: The Ministers Assistant. Every successful leader had become so because of the called, anointed, and appointed assistants. God begins the appointing of leaders by appointing assistants.