Today’s Sundayvotion is from the worship service that we had earlier from the book of Nehemiah. How many times in our lives were we doing good things but were suddenly side-tracked? We may not notice that, but even in the simple things that we do at home, this happens.
Nehemiah is a prophet who worked as a cup bearer during his time. He was called by God to rebuild the destroyed wall of Jerusalem. After the Israelite’s captivity to the Babylonians, they were in great need of protection. A wall back in the days is a sign of strength and power to the enemies. If you have a strong wall that surrounds your city, it can mean that God’s blessing and protection is upon you, in the face of your enemy. This was why Nehemiah helped in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.
Nehemiah was so focused on his task of rebuilding the wall that no one was able to stop him from doing it. While he and the Jews were working on completing their tasks, the enemies tried to stop, to the point of even blackmailing them just so they won’t continue rebuilding the wall.
|Nehemiah and the Jews rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem|
What is the wall that you’re trying to rebuild?
Remember – many will try to stop us from doing the good things that we do, don’t stop. Don’t stop until the task is done. What are the current oppositions that we may have right now while doing a great work – well, there’s plenty: there are gossips from people who will try to destroy us, there are misunderstanding that the enemy will do to stop you from doing good, there’s Facebook and other social media that will distract you when you’re almost done, there’s people telling you, in your face that what you’re doing will not be beneficial.
Do not be distracted by these people/things. Some people do not like others to excel, they want to be always on top that they hate those who are either on top of them or are at their level, and so they will try to do things that will stop that person from doing the things that he/she is good at. These people are not worthy of our time and effort.
Even Satan, the enemy doesn’t want the church to do a great work. This is why he tries to destroy the churches when it’s busy doing the ministry. He will do everything to destroy a church/group. One of the things that make him happy is to see people fight and get distracted from the good things that they’re supposed to be doing. Let’s pray for God’s wisdom and protection so that we can keep doing what we do.
Have a blessed Sunday!