Nehemiah 2:19-20. Nehemiah has hit “J-town” everybody knows why he’s there—to rebuild the city walls. People had tried to do it for a long, long time, but they couldn’t do it. Nehemiah is the man of the hour. Here’s what he says. After he finds the right “they”, after they begin working on this incredible project, the wrong “they” show up.
Nehemiah 2:19, “But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard it, they mocked us and despised us…” That’s the wrong they mocking the right they. “…and said, ‘What is this thing you’re doing? Are you rebelling against the king?’”
“I mean, Nehemiah, what are you smoking? You’re going to try and rebuild the city walls? You can’t do that! Nehemiah, I thought you were in the Persian government? What’s up with all this stuff?”
And look at verse 20, because verse 20 talks about the right they. Nehemiah had the ability to surround himself with the right “they” and that’s what I need to do and that’s what you need to do.
[Nehemiah 2:20] “So I answered them and said to them (the wrong they), ‘The God of heaven will give us…” What? “…success…” You can read here, blessing or favor. “Therefore we His servants (the right they) will arise and build…”
Arise and build. That means he’d step up. Then he says, “You have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem.”
Again I’ll tell you, if you could see what God wants to construct in your life over this next year, you wouldn’t believe it; nor would I.
What does God want to do in your life? Maybe God wants to construct character in your life. Maybe he wants you to ratchet up commitment or discipline or integrity. Maybe it’s in the relational world by building your marriage or building your kids. Maybe you are harboring a hurt. Maybe you’re involved in an addiction. And you know what God wants to construct. He’s telling you right now. You feel it. You sense it. You know it. Maybe it’s unforgiveness. Maybe someone messed you around and maybe you’re holding on to it. What does God want to construct in your life?© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: C3 Global PR