Rebuilding: Guarding Your Future

Nehemiah knew that we could have the best intentions and still end up in the wrong place. He knew that what mattered was making sure we were making the right decisions and creating the right safeguards to keep us on track. He led the people to make a written agreement to stay focused on God’s […]

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Rebuilding: Rebuilding on God’s Word

Nehemiah knew that God’s word had to be central to God’s people. For far too long, they had ignored it and disobeyed it. He made sure that it became central to their lives. We must make certain that we make God’s word central to our lives individually and in our families, as well as our […]

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Rebuilding: Facing Distractions

Nehemiah’s enemies tried to distract him by asking for meetings and then by making false accusations against him and the work. Distractions are part of our everyday life and can often take our eyes off the vision. Distractions can produce opportunities, accusations, and fear. We must stay alert to the many distractions that come our […]

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Rebuilding: Setting the Example

Nehemiah did not act like the leaders before him; he did not use his position and influence to pad his checkbook or grow his financial status. Instead, he used his power and influence to help others. We are called to do the same. If we are going to accomplish a great work for God’s glory, […]

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Rebuilding: Dealing with Conflict

Sometimes, opposition comes from those who are working to make changes. Once Nehemiah was made aware of how the others were treating those who were a part of the solution, he became angry, thought it over, and then took action. When conflict arises, at home, work, or wherever we need to pray and consider our […]

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Rebuilding: Protect the Vision

Enemies always show up when you are doing a good work. Nehemiah and those working with him knew they were doing a good work. They also knew that they needed God, and they needed each other. You and I need to remember the same; there are always enemies around when we try to do what […]

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Facing Opposition

No matter what the need is and how much it is needed, there will always be those who oppose what you are doing. We will always face someone or something that will make the task much harder. So, don’t be surprised when it happens. Nehemiah and those with him were willing to do whatever it […]

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Rebuilding: Taking Your Time

Summary: Once Nehemiah arrived in Jerusalem, he took his time before sharing what God was birthing in him. Nehemiah took the time to see the real needs up close. We need to assess a situation and clarify what needs to be done before bringing others into it. We need to confirm that God is the one […]

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Rebuilding: Working It Out

God began to move in Nehemiah’s life as he became burdened about the condition of His people. God used the circumstances of the people that mattered most to Nehemiah and the circumstance of his own life to prepare him for what was ahead. God will use the circumstances of your life to prepare you for […]

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Rebuilding: Getting on Your Knees

Nehemiah was concerned about what was happening to his people in their homeland, even though he had never been there. Hearing what they were facing and the reputation of His God broke his heart. Nehemiah was driven to his knees. We must take the time to find out what people are facing and become concerned […]

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