Sunday, May 29, 2016

Simple enough?

Nehemiah 2

Once again, reading the chapter that might be covered in the services today.  Nehemiah approached the king, the king listened, the king granted the request, Nehemiah even ask for more and received.  Everything is going fabulous no problems. Travels to Jerusalem, inspects walls, finds problems, shares plans, and most people are excited, but...Yes, the but of people shouting the devil's desire.  It might happen even when someone is serving in God's plan or God's will!  Check out Nehemiah 2: 19 the NIV tells us that "they mocked and ridiculed us." the ESV shares "they jeered and despised us."  Yes, the devil is always looking for someone to use too!

Nothing is ever easy.  God doesn't promise us easy!  Did Nehemiah let this stop him?  No.  Nehemiah responds by reminding everyone (probably himself too) who God is and what God will do!  Look at verse 20 ~ ..."The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or claim in Jerusalem.  

Once again, we all must remember who God truly is!  Keep our eyes on Him and anything is possible!  Once we think it is about us and we are on easy street well achieving the goal might fail.  It is never about us.  If we allow the focus to change to us we begin to hear the doubts.  We might believe the lies that others will shout at us to throw a roadblock in the path. Because we are human and the devil knows our weaknesses, but God doesn't have weaknesses, so we must allow Him to work through us!  Keep our eyes on Him!

Nehemiah is faithful and knows God's will.  He shifts the focus immediately to God away from ridicule.  Not allowing those words to take over his desire to be in God's will and rebuild the wall!

I don't know what God is calling you to do, but know that just because He calls you doesn't mean it will be easy!  Oh it is beyond words fabulous, but easy isn't a word that would describe the journey!  Step out in faith and keep your eyes on the Great I Am, because He is the one that will see it to completion.

Sweet blessings,

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