Nehemiah 4:2 “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”

  1. VISION AND LESSON FROM THE PAST: “Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned”

This is a very interesting question. Sanballat wanted to know what they intend doing with the rubbles. The only thing he saw were rubbles and broken down, burnt walls. Sanballat couldn’t see the possibility of a new building rising.

Two key things every builder or every man pursuing purpose should know, can be clearly deduced from Sanballat’s last question. If you don’t settle these questions by proffering answers you will be stranded in life.

The first thing to sort out is the question of vision. What are you seeing? All Sanballat could see were rubbles but Nehemiah saw rebuilt gates, walls and a new city. What you see is what you pursue. If you can’t see beyond rubbles you will be stagnated.

The second issue to be addressed is your disposition towards the past. The happenings of the past were still fresh in the memory of Sanballat and obviously he has not learnt anything from it. Nehemiah on his own part has moved past “the past”. He has learnt the lessons from their disobedience and has made up his mind to forge ahead.

Friend, your life doesn’t need to be stagnated. You don’t need to remain rooted to the same spot in life and destiny. Your past doesn’t need to keep controlling and dictating the course of your life.

That you have failed before doesn’t mean you should fail again. Out of the mess of your life a new message can emerge. Greatness can still rise from your past failures.

Pick the lessons from your past, make amends and move on. Change your vision, see a new edifice rising from your past ruins.

Quit listening to Sanballat, you can revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burnt!!

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