A spiritual look at economics:
“If you find your natural bent, your inclination, what we will call your life gifts, then you can find the things that you enjoy and most likely do well.” David Stark
“The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts.” (Exodus 35:31)
During this time of economic uncertainty, could it be a great time to reevaluate where we are in life? Is a shift in career, even if it’s not your choice, an opportunity to realign yourself with the Kingdom, and God’s plan for your life? God gives each of us talents and gifts, and “expertise in all kinds of crafts” for a reason. Someone with the gift of being a great communicator to people might not be using their “craft” to it’s full potential laying pipe in Alaska. If they’re happy there, great. If they’re not, why? Notice the writer of Exodus starts by saying Bezalel was filled with the Spirit of God, first. That’s where we need to start; by getting in touch with the Spirit within us, and asking for and gleaning our “natural bent” from Him. By learning that, then we can move more towards the walk He has for us instead of the one many find themselves in; one of complacency and unrest.
Have you ever compared what you do with what you’re good at?
Do they line up?
Can you exercise your greatest God given talents where you are in life, or do you feel like they are being neglected?