But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and
the people of Ashdod heard that the repairs to Jerusalem’s walls had gone ahead
and that the gaps were being closed, they were very angry. They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and
stir up trouble against it. But we prayed to our God
and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat. Nehemiah
In every dysfunctional situation, there’s always someone profiting. Makes no
difference whether it is a dysfunctional home, neighbourhood or nation, every
time you find dysfunctionality, you can bet there’s someone taking advantage. Majority
of war torn countries don’t manufacture the weapons and ammunitions they use to
tear themselves down. Somebody somewhere always profits from dysfunctional
If you have ever attempted something important you must be familiar with
naysayers; many people will give you enough reasons to want to pack-up and
give-up. They’ll throw everything at you, even the kitchen sink and sometimes
there threats are not empty.
Every worthy cause will have its saboteurs and they are not all external;
from the quiet trepidations on the inside to the raging bull on the on the
street. Don’t be naïve to think they won’t come because they will.
for oppositions; face them courageously with a resolute conviction that your
success is guaranteed. Anytime you are tempted to quit remember this quote from
Robert Strauss; “Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit
when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.”
see you do great things; receive the grace to know who’s truly with you and the
strength to resist the evil one in Jesus’ name.