Rebuilding the Walls of Your Life (Part 2)

Yesterday, I shared the first part of a series from the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah was responsible for rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. You and I have to often rebuilding the Walls of our life as they have been destroyed by addiction, divorce, and the hatefulness of others. We will continue to look at Nehemiah and draw principles from his situation that are applicable.

Expect haters (2:1-10). Verse 10 talks about how Sanballat and Tobiah hated the fact that someone cared enough to rebuild the walls. As you are trying to rebuild, you WILL have negative people who may not even know you but will try to stop you.

Accurately assess the situation (2:11-16). Don’t try to make it prettier than it is or downplay it. That game is old. Be a big boy/girl and call it for what it is! Don’t pass the blame or play the victim! Own up to the problem!

Take action (2:17-20). The only way you and I will take action is to be sick of the way things are. We have to hate our current situation. Moreso, we have to face that God doesn’t want us in our current situation. It displeases Him, and He wants us strong and in His will. They did not want to dishonor God, so they rolled up their sleeves and went to work.

You will have opposition. There is no way around it. The road to recovery and rebuilding can take all you’ve got. You just have to hate your current situation so much that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to reach your goal.

While this may seem impossible, I want to leave you with another song that I believe will stir up courage and determination within you.

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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