Here another morning to encourage another about the purpose of the new day. Like I will always say to my spiritual sons and daughters that all you need to make you happy, successful and great is within yourself. Therefore don't wait for someone to come do that for you. Amen.
Nehemiah is a man that has the vision of his country within him and I've sorted for means to fulfill the God given vision for the rebuilding of Israel. While on the process of fulfilment, some set of people came distracting him but never gave up the vision.
5 Then Sanballat sent his servant to me a fifth time with an open letter in his hand;
6 And in it these words were recorded: It is said among the nations, and Geshem says so, that you and the Jews are hoping to make yourselves free from the king's authority; and that this is why you are building the wall: and they say that it is your purpose to be their king;
7 And that you have prophets preaching about you in Jerusalem, and saying, There is a king in Judah: now an account of these things will be sent to the king. So come now, and let us have a discussion.
8 Then I sent to him, saying, No such things as you say are being done, they are only a fiction you have made up yourself.
9 For they were hoping to put fear in us, saying, Their hands will become feeble and give up the work so that it may not get done. But now, O God, make my hands strong.
10 And I went to the house of Shemaiah, the son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us have a meeting in the house of God, inside the Temple, and let the doors be shut: for they will come to put you to death; truly, in the night they will come to put you to death.
11 And I said, Am I the sort of man to go in flight? what man, in my position, would go into the Temple to keep himself safe? I will not go in. Nehemiah 6:5-11 (BBE)
Many are time when we must have been discouraged from achieving purpose in life and we have fell into that discouragement. Some have been distracted from getting married to the man of purpose just for the sake of the family, friends and perhaps because of tradition. Some have lost the job that would have given them breakthrough in life but just for the sake distraction they lot it and till now languishing in poverty which has led to depression.
That is not in the case of Nehemiah he refused the distraction from sanballat, Geshem and Tobiah and pray that God should strengthen his hands. He refuse to be intimidated rather took up the responsibility to rebuke intimidation. He took the courage to speak to the giver of all good gift and he accomplished.
This morning I can see lots of distraction, discouragement and others all around you, likewise around you are elements of encouragement and focus. Be encouraged and speak to God and He will strengthen your hands in Jesus name. Amen.
Some relationships, connections and ideas are set as trap before so that so come to negotiate your failure, at times the enemy want you to live in the standard they have drawn, they don't want you to explore the success God as ordained for you. Today I decree their plots and plans for you will not be done in Jesus name. You will live to the fullest of God for you in Jesus name. Amen. For as many that are negotiating on how you will live your life will fail in Jesus name. Amen.
Encourage yourself this morning and you are fulfilling that God given destiny in Jesus name. Amen.
Good morning and have a great day ahead in Jesus name. Amen.
Prophet Johnson Oluwagbenga Adeniyi