DAILY ANCHOR, DECEMBER 7TH 2018*
_”But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews. And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned? Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall. Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head…….” (Nehemiah 4:1-4)._
*Message:* The devil is never happy when the kingdom of God advances. Opposition is one of the tools he uses to hinder God’s people from being what God wants them to be and doing what God wants them to do. Opposition is whatever comes to fight us either from outside or inside in order to hinder us from advancing. Opposition can come from different ways or from different people whenever we have decided and embark on being great and doing great things for God. We can see from this passage how Nehemiah and his team were being opposed by Sanballat and Tobiah while trying to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. They mocked them with discouraging words but despite that the people continued in their work until they finished building the wall. Think of these:
- When God gives you a vision, you may have the big picture and may not have the detail of how it will be fulfilled immediately.
- Opposition must not hinder us from pursuing God’s given vision or doing what we are sure that God has committed into our hands to do.
3. Today may be another day for you to decide to rise above every opposition, knowing that God is with you and will help you to fulfill His purpose. God bless you.