“O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy
servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who delight to fear thy name;
and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the
sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer” (Nehemiah 1:11).
The basis of courage is individual initiative. If we cannot act alone, we
cannot act together.
God has given us the power to lead. Our knowledge and skill developed by God
in us has given his people the ability to lead.
But it is only under the most difficult of circumstances that character and
courage earns us the right to lead.
Nehemiah led, even under great adverse situations to rebuild the walls of