“So we continued the work with half the men holding spears, from the first light of dawn till the stars came out.” (Neh 4:21)

What is our response when we get opposition? You may be making changes at work that are not being received well. How do we build what God intends and still protect ourselves? Sometimes we just have to persevere.

When Nehemiah was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and got opposition, he did two things. First, he put in place a strategy to protect what he was doing and the people who were building. Second, he doubled his efforts and pushed harder to get the job done. Opposition did garner a response and a strategy, but the result was a more determined and motivated workforce eager to get the work of God completed.

Quick Prayer: Help me to persevere with wisdom. Amen.