Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 280

Scripture Passage: Nehemiah 2:17-20
Every Great Vision Will Meet With Opposition
When Nehemiah and the Jews began to rebuild the broken down walls of Jerusalem, they were met with stiff opposition. The Bible says; “But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, what is this thing that ye do? Will ye rebel against the king?”
The lesson here is this; every great vision will meet with opposition. Every great leader knows this. Whenever people rise up to do something different and something great, the opposition also arises to stop them through various means, which includes mocking the vision and the actions taken towards its fulfilment. But no matter what means the opposition employs, the leader must know how to motivate first himself and then his people, to keep moving towards the accomplishment of the vision.
Prayer: Father, give me the grace to stay on track in spite of the opposition.

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