Rebuilding The Walls
In my devotional today I learned that Nehemiah had only 52 days to rebuild the entire wall around Jerusalem. It took an effective strategy (long-term plan) tactics (short-term, specific actions that supported the strategy) and God's favor.
The key strategy he used was to develop effective teams that could address the needed repairs.
He broke each part of the wall into sections and the key teams were used to leverage their location and experience.
He also had to develop a strategy to overcome their enemies.
So often we think we have to rebuild our lives on our own. (I made this mess so I have to clean it up all by myself). We look at the broken down places in our lives, those crumbling walls and we get so overwhelmed. We tell ourselves we don't know where to start. And the task seems impossible.