What Should I Do?

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Have you ever set a target or a goal when all of a sudden out of no where people you don’t even know appear on the scene to mock you, to hate you and to hinder your progress?

Or have you ever declared your aim or project to those whom you think are closest to you only to find out that some of your friends and family are eager to see your project fail?

Nehemiah had a great and noble aim to see the restoration of his fathers’ city and to build the wall of Jerusalem which had been destroyed. Nehemiah’s enthusiasm and determination was immense and he begun to visualise in his mind the finished project. However, when a man called Sanballat heard that the wall was being rebuilt he became very angry. Sanballat did not work on his own, Sanballats’ anger was celebrated and supported by other persons. Nehemiah 4:7-8 exposes to us:

4:7 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
4:8 And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.

So the big question is: What Should I Do When Livids, Mockers, Haters, And Hinderers Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And Determine To Sabotage My Project?

1. Consult and Verify that my project is indeed one that is good and approved by God.

[Nehemiah 2:4 – Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.]

– Nehemiah knew the importance of prayer and the fact that God’s guidance is infallible. David knew that precious incomparable gems of truth which are essential to success are found on our knees in the presence of God. David explains:

[4] One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
[5] For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

So the big question is: What Should I Do When Livids, Mockers, Haters, And Hinderers Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And Determine To Sabotage My Project?

2. When the “Livids, Mockers, Haters, And Hinderers Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And Determine To Sabotage My Project” – I immediately pray unto God and set a watch against them day and night. Nehemiah acted with confidence and decision. He was confident that although threats were being hurled at his project, his life and the lives of his fellow-workers – his responsibility was to put the project into the hands of God and be watchful and ready.

4:9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

So the big question is: What Should I Do When Livids, Mockers, Haters, And Hinderers Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And Determine To Sabotage My Project?

3. I close my ears to the words of mockers and concentrate on my project – keeping on my clothes except for washing. I must be so focused on my project that I am deaf to the words of mockers and those who think and say “it can’t be done.” Very interesting…only for baths they paused. Nehemiah shows us another secret here:

4:21 So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
4:22 Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let every one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day.
4:23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.

So the big question is: What Should I Do When Livids, Mockers, Haters, And Hinderers Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And Determine To Sabotage My Project?

4. I have no time to meet with the enemy to discuss anything. The enemy has one agenda – “to be Livid, to Mock, to Hate, And to Hinder, Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And to Determine To Sabotage My Project”. So why would I want to ever meet with the enemy? Listen to Nehemiah’s stance and logic:

6:2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief.
6:3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
6:4 Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

So the big question is: What Should I Do When Livids, Mockers, Haters, And Hinderers Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And Determine To Sabotage My Project?

5. Beware of hired “Livids, Mockers, Haters, And Hinderers that Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And Determine To Sabotage My Project.” I will trust my life in the hands of my Creator God and be brave at all times. There is no time for secret meetings with the enemy even in the house of God. Here is the account of the trap that was set:

6:10 Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee.
6:11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
6:12 And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
6:13 Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.
6:14 My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.
6:15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.
6:16 And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.

Soon and very soon we will not be able to buy or sell. You ask me how I know this? The evidence is rapidly escalating as we see the economical disaster around us each day. However, here is where my evidence is found:

[11] And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
[12] And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
[13] And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
[14] And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
[15] And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
[16] And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
[17] And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
[18] Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Satan in one of his last feverish efforts to force man to worship him and all the systems he has set up over the years, will try to pressure people who have chosen to worship Jesus Christ to recant and turn away from their stance and loyalty to Jesus Christ. However, “What Should I Do When Livids, Mockers, Haters, And Hinderers Connive and Gang Up Against My Progress And Determine To Sabotage My Project?” I must reach to the point where my goal – to be with Jesus Christ forever overpowers any other goal.

Not being able to buy or sell pales in comparison to being with Jesus Christ forever.

*** All Bible texts quoted above are from the King James Version.

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