SCRIPTURE: Read: NEHEMIAH 4:1-3; NEHEMIAH 4:7-8; NEHEMIAH 4:11-12
The commitment of Nehemiah and the people was challenged in many ways. They experienced ridicule (4:1-3); resistance (4:7-8); and rumors (4:11-12). Nehemiah was able to lead the people and stay committed by responding to these challenges correctly.
- He relied on God
- He reinforced his weak points
- He found encouragement and encouraged others
- He refused to quit
- He kept the people unified
If we are going to stay committed as a church, we must all do the same thing. We need to rely on God. We must never forget that God is our source and He is leading us. We must encourage each other in our Life Groups, and fight to keep the unity. This is how we stay committed to the journey. We celebrate, connect and contribute together. If we are able to keep these 3C’s a priority in our lives, we will experience something great during The Story Initiative.
Look over the things Nehemiah did to build commitment. Which one of these things do you need to strengthen your commitment? Whatever it is, make a plan today for making it happen. Grow in your commitment today.
“God, I want to rely on you more each day. Help me reinforce my weak points and give me the strength to keep going. I am committed to you, Jesus. I love you!”