Nehemiah 6:16 “And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.”

Nehemiah 6:16 “And when our haters had news of this, all the nations round about us were full of fear and were greatly shamed, for they saw that this work had been done by our God.” (BBE)

One thing that put the enemy to shame is success. You must make up your mind that you’ll have fruits and produce result. It doesn’t matter how much people hate you, everybody recognizes result when they see one.

It was clear that everybody around mocked Nehemiah and his team, they knew what he was trying to do was “impossible”. The people that were supposed to join him made him a laughing stock. Others even attempt to discourage and stop him while some just looked on, watching how it will end.

At the end of it all Nehemiah finished the construction. He labored in fasting, praying and encouraging his team. Even when discouragement set in, they didn’t stop.

Nehemiah 4:10 “And Judah said The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.”

Friend, your strength may decay but don’t quit. As we saw earlier, the enemy has just one agenda, to stop the work of God. Hear this:

Hebrews 10:39 “But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.” (MSG)

Judges 8:4 “And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them.”

As believers, we are not quitters, we don’t lose. Even when we are tired and fainting we keep pursuing!

One major reason to keep keeping on is to cause the enemy to see shame. Always know that: “…this work will be wrought by our God.” It is God’s work, we are just partnering with Him.

So, get out there, rely on the energy of the Spirit and put your enemies to shame!

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