Nehemiah 6:3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
Nehemiah is building the wall around Jerusalem. He has a lot of opposition. They try to entice him to leave the work and he responds, “I am doing a great work!”
I wonder several things, Do you have any opposition in your life to the work that you are doing for God? Could it be that you have no opposition because you aren’t doing anything?
Are you doing anything so important that you would say, sorry, too busy doing something important for God to quit. The work of God is important and I am playing an essential role in that work. If I were to leave it would cause the work of God to be hindered where I am!
I want to challenge you today to pick up and do something for God that counts. Many if not most people live their lives for themselves. If you were to examine their life you would not find that they will accomplish anything of lasting value.
That is why when the economy comes crashing down you see them distraught. After all they have been living for the now and themselves and not for Him.
What can you be doing in the cause and kingdom of our God? What can you do to lead someone to Christ and eternal life? Are you a spectator in the most important thing going on now? Do you go watch church, watch worship, watch people serve God or do you serve God? Who have you witnessed to recently? Have you used your talents, your money, you for anything God related lately.
I know that you want to do something that counts. I am challenging you to find out where you fit in God’s economy. We are looking to take the gospel to our community, country and the world. We are looking for people who want to make a difference with their lives. Will you step up? Will you say train me and disciple me that I can become an integral part in getting the gospel to the world?
When it is all said and done and life is over what will you have done of any value? Only what is done for Christ will last!