When the wall had been rebuilt and I had the doors installed, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed. Nehemiah 7:1 HCSB
God has gifted me in the areas of administration and teaching. I enjoy doing my job as Minister of Education and Administration because I am using the gifts and talents with which God has blessed me. Each person has been gifted by God in some way. The body of Christ is made up of many different members, each with his or her unique skill or talent. When each person uses his gift to the benefit of the body, God is glorified.
Nehemiah appointed people to be gatekeepers, singers, and Levites. All of these jobs were important in the protection of the city. The gatekeepers were charged to keep watch and only allow those into the city that were supposed to be there. The singers were appointed to praise God and the Levites were assigned to lead worship and to offer sacrifices for the people. Nehemiah understood the importance of physically protecting the city with gatekeepers, but more importantly the people needed to trust God to protect them. For the people to have a right relationship with God, they needed to sing praises, offer sacrifices for their sins, and worship Him. The gatekeepers played just as important role as the singers and Levites.
Challenge: If you are going to take a stand against our enemy, Satan, then you must physically protect yourself from the evils and temptations of the world; but more importantly, you must maintain a right relationship with God. Take a spiritual gifts survey at http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/files/lwcF_PDF_Discover_Your_Spiritual_Gifts.pdf. God has gifted you in a unique way to play an important role of service in His kingdom.