“…I am doing a great work and cannot come down…” Nehemiah 6:3 KJV
Have you felt like you are riding a wave and everything is going great and then life happens! Yikes!! Everything gets twisted, lopsided, jilted and so on. We find ourselves beginning to lose focus and getting caught in the riptide of events and our purpose becomes clouded. Stuff happens and we must learn to stay true to who we are and what we are called to be and do! Easier said than done. I find myself in that battle daily and I can only share with you what I am learning.
The story of Nehemiah is a great model considering he was in the middle of a major battle and still had responsibility to accomplish his purpose. Nehemiah was in charge of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. His enemies had tried many methods to stop the work and then they realized that it all hinged on Nehemiah and invited him to the valley of “Oh No” to assassinate him, thinking that would end the progress. Unexpected events and answers came from Nehemiah.
Nehemiah responded with “I am doing a great thing and I can’t come down…”
In our lives the message is: Don’t get so distracted with stuff; don’t come off the wall.
We are doing a great work–please realize this and we cannot come down.
If Nehemiah had come off the wall he would have been killed. If we don’t give attention to the wall in our lives then it could destroy us. We have no idea of the result of our building, of being focused, of doing the great work and not coming down–in our families, in our church and in our workplace. We are doing a great thing. Coming down can compromise and halt the great work God is doing in our life and those around us.
God is doing a great thing in and through us in spite of the circumstance please believe that. We are positioned by God in our life for such a time as this (Ester 4:4). God will be provide the strength, persistence and hope. We are called to know God, make Him known, and to demonstrate the reality of His love, grace and hope.
What is calling us to come down off the wall? What is distracting us from the great things? What strategies is the enemy using to pull us away from our purpose?
Invest in the priorities.
Lean into God’s will for our life and build the wall. Don’t give time to things that destroy our focus.
Let’s keep our eyes on God (Hebrews 12:2) and His will! We will be amazed at where God may take us.