The very first thing he did was to fix his focus. Look, if you will, in Nehemiah 2:12: “And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon” (Nehemiah 2:12).
Nehemiah had a mandate from God. Nehemiah was a man who knew how to get alone with God. Be sure to remember-he fasted, he prayed, he wept, and God had told him what to do.
Have you done that? Have you gotten a leadership vision from the Lord? Are you just wandering aimlessly like a ship without a rudder, like a ship without a compass and a ship without a sail? Are you just putting yourself in neutral and letting life push you around? Or, do you have a focus? Do you have a goal? Do you have an aim?
God has a plan for your life. God has something that He wants you to do. You are special to God. God made you special just like He wanted you. God has a specific job for you to do. And, the same God who has called you is the God who’s equipped you with the talents to get it done. You can’t do what I do. I can’t do what you do. You can’t do what they do. They can’t do what you do. But, I want to tell you, God has a job for everyone. God has a plan for every life. I challenge you to get alone and fix your focus on that plan to find the will of God for your life!
Too many people are simply drawing their breath and drawing their salary. They don’t have a plan or a goal. They get up in the morning, gulp down a cup of coffee, check their email, fight the traffic to work, go to work all day, come home, take an aspirin, watch the news, eat their dinner, watch a little television, and go to bed. The next day, it starts all over again. That’s their life. Yet, God has something greater for you. Have you fixed your focus on the purpose of God?
Nehemiah said, “God had laid something on my heart.” And, if you’ll listen, God will lay something on your heart and He wants you to focus on it. We need to be like the Apostle Paul, “This one thing I do”(Philippians 3:13). Do you really have a goal in life? If not, why not? God has a purpose for your life and your goal ought to be that purpose.
A person with a clear goal will have far more success and the person who does not have a goal will always be subject to someone who has a goal for their life. Think about it. Blessings.