2 Timothy 1:6
That is why I remind you to fan into flame the gracious gift of God, [that inner fire—the special endowment] which is in you through the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination].
Paul, in his first letter to Timothy, had spoken to him about the special gift resting inside of him (Timothy). He requested that Timothy does not neglect this gift, [that special inward endowment] which was directly imparted to him [by the Holy Spirit] by prophetic utterance when the elders laid their hands upon you [at your ordination] (1 Timothy 4: 14).
Nevertheless, Paul knew how important it was that Timothy used his gifts at work that he found it needful to remind him to stir up that gift or special endowment. It was not enough that Timothy had this gift. He wanted him to use it.
Our Father endowed us with special abilities and gifts. These gifts are for the execution of the assignment and job He has given to us on this earth. These gifts make working stressless. He desires that our works stand out and that we do excellently well in our assignments, and He has given us all we need to fulfil His desire. But as Paul pointed out to Timothy, having it is not going to make the difference. We must acknowledge its existence and then use it.
If we are sure that we are in the right place, and our job is a daily struggle, or we are having trouble following the biblical rules of work, then most likely we are neglecting the gifts that are within us.
As new creatures, we have some shared/general endowments like the ability to be meticulous, excellent, swift, and other traits required to work the Kingdom way. However, as individuals, we also have some peculiar traits that give us an advantage in our workplace. Wisdom demands that we find out what these unique gifts are and then use them for the work assigned to us and for the Father's glory.
Joseph had inherent in him the gift and ability to interpret dreams, and by acknowledging and using this gift, he rose to his appointed place of power and relevance. Daniel had the gift of wisdom and excellence, and his ability to use it effectively made him relevant to the Babylonian government for many years.
Our Father did not intend for work to be a hassle. Discover your unique gifts and use them!
Exodus 35: 30 - 33 And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the Lord hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; and to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass and in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work.