The Wall!

Nehemiah 4:6 “At last the wall was completed to half its height around the entire city, for the people had worked with enthusiasm.

Nehemiah 4:10 “Then the people of Judah began to complain, “The workers are getting tired, and there is so much rubble to be moved. We will never be able to build the wall by ourselves.”

For those who have ran long distances or watched races like the Boston Marathon. A runner will eventually run in to something called the wall. The wall is that place for a runner where it is all they can do to take another step. Their body and mind have reached the point of mental and physical exhaustion and the only thing they can think about is stopping. At that point they have two choices, to stop and rest hoping to still finish the race or to push on one excruciating step at a time. The thing about the wall though is it is only a temporary thing, eventually as the runner pushes forward they get their second wind. Their pace picks back up and they are able to finish the race.

In Nehemiah chapter 3 and 4 we find out that the people of Judah have hit “the wall.” They had worked extremely hard to rebuild their actual wall to half its height. But then opposition came. People criticized and threatened to destroy all they have accomplished if they continued and all of a sudden what had seemed possible no longer was.

Maybe today in your life, you have hit the wall. You are ready to give up and throw in the towel. Opposition has come and the enemy is trying to destroy everything in your life. And like that runner or the people of Judah, you have a choice. To keep going forward or to give up and quit. Just remember as weary or defeated as you may feel. There is a second wind coming you just have to keep pushing forward till you find it.

There are three ways to deal with a wall. You can go around it (Circumvent your problem), go over or under it, (Overcome your problem) run straight through it. (Push through, destroy, your problem). Walls don’t change, once built they are the same length, height and depth. Your problem, your wall, is the same. There is a way to handle any obstacle in life, we just have to listen to God to understand how and allow Him to strengthen us to make what seems impossible in our eyes, possible.