I’ve heard it said from some highly skilled musicians and athletes that the cause of their success should be attributed to 10% talent and 90% hard work. You might have heard a different numbering pattern, but the same idea is prevalent. Talent is within the person, and that is God-given. But it is up to the individual to work that out through practice and persistence.
In the book of Exodus while the tabernacle was being constructed, craftsmen with various skills stepped up to do the work. This is what the text says: “…every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill.” Although the text may not have intended to say this, I want to bring out the truth that the skill is in the mind. It is our job to work it out with our hands through contstant practice, learning, and persistence.
Work it out.
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