Proverbs 22:29 ESV Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.Now, like in biblical times, there is a premium on excellence. I want to pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on me. Study, hard work and skills are no substitute for God's anointing; however, they are not contrary to it either. Too many believers today use "walking by faith" as a thin veneer to cover laziness.
Am I just loopy or have you also noticed this problem?