Did you know that Satan sometimes puts people in league together just to hinder your labors for God? They come together in an effort to discourage you or discount your ministry. But if you are on a divine mission — called to do a work for the Lord — no plot against you will work.Nehemiah was called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. The work was progressing wonderfully when Satan stirred up a hornets’ nest to hinder it all. Four very prominent leaders joined in a plot “to do [Nehemiah] mischief” (see Nehemiah 6:2).Four times these leaders set a trap for Nehemiah and called out to him, “We insist that you come down off your wall and talk with us!” But four times Nehemiah replied, “I’m not coming down off the wall. I have work to do because God ordained do it” (see verse 3).Beloved, do not get involved with people who just want to argue. It is meant to be a distraction and you must go on with God’s work. Understand, the reason Satan comes against your prayer life, your consecration, and your walk with Him, is not just to bring you down. He also wants to ruin the ministry God has given you and destroy anything that brings glory to the Father.These leaders began a rash of rumors against Nehemiah that prejudiced many against him. All these plots were designed to put fear into Nehemiah’s heart so he would become discouraged and run.But none of those snares could stop the work of God! Scripture states, “So the wall was finished. . . . 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 was wrought of our God” (6:15-16).When you remain steadfast, the work of God will go on and others around will take notice and glorify Him along with you.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon