Enemies Hear

Nehemiah 6:1 Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;)

There are different gatherings. It is not every gathering that is the meeting of friends. As news of early wins spread and people begin to note your contributions, many who do not care for your good begin to also come together. Your success brings them together, their motive will be to stop you. In business, family or at the work place – it should not stop you when a chorus unites against your vision. In politics the enmity even becomes vicious and fear can begin to threaten vision. How do you deal with this?

First, note that this is evidence that you are beginning to succeed, as people do not gather against failures. Second, let them gather …the Bible says they shall surely fail … their evil intent will be frustrated. But speak less of your early wins, allow your little spark to grow to a raging fire first so it is not snuffed out.

One often encounters a lot of boastful self-advertising that is replete with exaggerations … why do you want to attract troubles needlessly against yourself, for a work that is incomplete. Spend more time fixing the “doors” than boasting about what has been accomplished. Be cautious … you may be speaking too much, and your words not completely untrue … but your critics see that the doors are not set up, they watch for weaknesses. Be watchful … not boastful. Still a lot to be done.

Ecc_5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

 

Verses for further meditation
Hebrews 13:22 ; Acts 24:4

Thoughts for Business and the work place
There is great wisdom and virtue in being a person of few words. Let your accomplishments speak instead.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, do not let me be my own enemy. Help me to keep watch over my lips. Amen

 

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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Peace

Nehemiah 5:8 And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.

Our God is the Prince of Peace. His peace is a sign of His wisdom. The Holy Spirit will cause a wisdom to be uttered that all will have nothing to say. God’s leader must be acquainted with the Holy Spirit and be His vessel of peace. Watch for those in the team that always raise strife and appear to heat up situations …but cherish them that are gifted to bring peace and silence the riot that could have emerged. In business, conflict can be useful to birth creativity, but you will need peace to build. You cannot build without peace.

Observe communities always at war or in one form of strife or the other … you will find little development and poor competitiveness. Go to the peaceful places and you will see that they have made far more progress. It is so much better to delay actions that are potentially disruptive because you must have peace … sometimes at all costs. Peace comes from God and only those truly in tune with God will find it. Be determined to follow after peace.

Verses for further meditation
Heb 12:14 ; Romans 14:19

Thoughts for Business and the work place
It is so much better to be reconciled than to be right. Learn the habit of nurturing peace

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord give us your peace that the world cannot give or understand. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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Recessionproofchristianlife.com is a privately owned blog/media site started in 2009 as the internet ministry of the author. It promotes the absolute authority and divine inspiration of the Holy Bible as the Word of God – Infallible and Sufficient.

 

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