How easy is it to get distracted? Well, some days pretty easy.
My enemy sends me a great message. Let’s just talk. Come and meet me. What is my response? I stop what I am doing and go talk. What could the harm be in that, I reason.
Nehemiah was different. Nehemiah was on a mission from God. He was doing some amazing stuff. It was no small thing.
He had almost finished but there was still a few things left to do. How did he respond to the distraction of the enemy? Just say NO!!!
So …. when I are centered in the will of God, may I respond that my “Yes to God” is more important that anything and be able to say, “No, I cannot come down.”
Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates, then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together at Chephirim in the plain of Ono.” But they were planning to harm me. So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” Nehemiah 6:1-3