Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!” Nehemiah 4:14 NLT
Kenny Rogers had a famous country song that spoke about the choices available to you when you face different situations. He was playing cards and someone told him he had to be able to identify the appropriate action in response to the situation. May times as people of faith, we need to understand the situation so we can have the appropriate response.
As they were working on the wall in Nehemiah chapter 4, they encountered a situation that made them fearful. They were uncertain about the appropriate response. Nehemiah stood up and addressed the workers. They were repairing the broken down wall. It was hard work and the people were tired and frustrated. They began to have doubts about their ability to complete the project. However, the enemy looked at their progress and was alarmed at what they were able to accomplish.
The enemy decided to attack them verbally. When Nehemiah evaluated the situation, he took the time and went to God in prayer. When they escalated their attack, Nehemiah changed his strategy, now it was time to fight. They realized that they had to take some of the responsibility for their safety. Nehemiah also changed the way they worked. They continued working on the wall with a tool in one hand and a sword in the other. They understood that it was time to fight.
Thought for Today: Friend, evaluate your situation so you can respond to the enemy.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.