In Proverbs 4:7, Solomon advised that while we are getting everything on our list, there is one thing we do not need to leave out - understanding. Let us seek God for this important skill that will make our lives more productive and fruitful for ourselves and those we affect.
Exodus 31:3 NKJV
And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
God told Moses that the person God wanted to be in charge of making certain parts of the tabernacle were gifted by Him to do so. He said that He filled him with the Holy Spirit, wisdom, understanding, knowledge and the skill to create what the Lord had designed for the place of worship. I want to focus on understanding. I marvel at the fact that this man, Bezalel, was given understanding by God for his God-given assignment. In order for him to accomplish the detailed work he was assigned to he needed knowledge but he also needed understanding to apply the knowledge he had. What is it the God wants us to do? If we are leaning on our own human understanding we are falling short of our potential. Let us ask God for understanding. We have a record where He distributed understanding to those he assigned to do His work. I believe He will do the same for us if we ask Him to. Perhaps He has done it already but we have not accessed it because we automatically consulted our brains first. My Prayer: "Lord, give us understanding where we need it. Help us access the understanding You have already provided. Our work is so futile and tedious without your gift of understanding. Have mercy on us and enlighten us for your glory."