When we are going through something profound it is natural to want to share with others, but unfortunately, not everyone will be supportive or pray for us. Nehemiah was cautious about who and when he shared his plan to rebuild Jerusalem. Perhaps this is because he knew that others words could discourage him and get him off track! When you’ve gained a clear understanding of where and how God plans to rebuild in a particular area of your life, be encouraged to protect it and share with only those you know will provide godly support and prayer throughout.
ourselves starting to compare ourselves to others or judge others if their rebuilding looks different than ours. Again, we are uniquely and wonderfully made, and what is being rebuilt may very well look different than our neighbor. Focus is important too because when we are following God’s lead, the enemy will notice. In Nehemiah 4:11 the enemy had seen the rebuilding of Jerusalem and began planning an attack. Rather than focusing on the attack and getting discouraged, and with God’s help, the people went down to reinforce and protect what was being built. What does this tell us?
We need to support and reinforce each other. We need to be ready to stand in the gaps and defend the weak. When the enemy started to attack those working to rebuild Jerusalem, everyone was called to the weakest spot to protect and fight off the enemy. So while we need to be cautious about who and when we share our process with, rebuilding needs to be done in community. Like most things worth the fight in life, we cannot do it alone.
I pray this met you right where you are and you are encouraged by God's Word to protect His plan of rebuilding, stay focused on your process, and be connected. If you'd like to connect during your season of rebuilding please reach me via Facebook or Voxer. Talk with you soon!
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