“I Am Doing A Great Work; I Cannot Come Down”

As we near the end of this year, I want to encourage you to finish what you started (whatever it is). No matter what may come your way, your attitude has to be: “I’m Doing A Great Work; I Cannot Come Down.”

There is a story in the Bible about a man named Nehemiah who was working to rebuild a wall for his people. When the work was almost done, some Opposers, Enemies, Haters, Naysayers, (you fill in the blank______), tried to distract him so that he wouldn’t finish.

Nehemiah’s response: “I knew they were scheming to hurt me so I sent messengers back with this: I’m Doing A Great Work; I Cannot Come Down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?” {Nehemiah 6:1-3 MSG}

Whenever you are doing a Great Work, you can rest assured there will always be opposition, Messengers of Satan, who will try to get you distracted and discouraged. Their assignment is to get you off course, and ultimately, to make you quit. So, here are a few tips to help you recognize and combat Satan’s devices, so you can Finish Strong…

~The first thing you have to ask is: “Who sent you?” Scripture tells us to try the spirit to see is it of God (1 John 4:1).

~The second thing you have to ask yourself is: “Will this get me off course?” If you answered yes, then this is a key indication that this was not sent by God. DO NOT entertain it! Ignore the distractions and keep working.

Nehemiah recognized their motives. His response: “They were trying to intimidate us into quitting. They thought: ‘They’ll give up; they’ll never finish it.’ I prayed, Give me strength.” {Nehemiah 6:9 MSG}

~The next thing you need to be conscious of, is if they are trying to intimidate you; if they are trying to make you quit, it is because they don’t want you to complete the Great Work God has allowed you to start. You should pray and ask God to give you strength. It is written: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” It is written: “It is not by might nor by power but by the Spirit of God.” YOU MUST ignore the distractions and finish the work – AT ALL COSTS (Philippians 4:13; Zechariah 4:6)!

So, That Settles It. As we close out this year, our goal should be to finish that which we have begun. Remember, the enemy is trying to distract you and discourage you because he knows you are doing a Great Work. If it were not so, he wouldn’t try to so hard to intimidate you and make you quit. DON’T STOP BUILDING! Serve your enemies notice: “I Am Doing A Great Work; I Cannot Come Down.”

Just think of how mad your enemies are gonna be when they get word that you finished the Great Work, because God was backing you and there was nothing they could do to stop you…

The wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul. It had taken fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard the news and all the surrounding nations saw it, our enemies totally lost their nerve. They knew that God was behind this work. {Nehemiah 6:15-16 MSG}

Keep Building And Finish Strong!