"I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?" (Nehemiah 6:3)
Nehemiah encountered just about every form of opposition imaginable in re-building the walls of Jerusalem. His enemies threw many things in his way to cause him to fail. But, in spite of every plan they could come up with, Nehemiah did not give up. He was determined to accomplish his purpose, and encouraged the people to do the same.
Today, many of God’s people are facing some of the same challenges as Nehemiah did. There may be some of you right now who are facing challenges that are distracting you from accomplishing your purpose. And yet, there are others who have already given up, because the challenges had become too overwhelming.
My friends, just as the enemy is determined to prevent you from accomplishing your purpose, you must be just as determined to stick with it from the beginning to the end, no matter what.
Whatever problems or obstacles you may be experiencing, talk to the Lord about it, leave it in His hands, then continue on with your work. Be determined to stick with your work and accomplish your goals, despite obstacles and opposition. You are doing a great work for the Kingdom of God. Stick with it, and don’t give up!
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Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.