I'm presently training for my first marathon. I have been told that at some point around mile 18-21 runners usually hit what is commonly referred to as "the wall". This is not something I look forward to, but it is something I am training to overcome.
Both Nehemiah and Ezra encountered serious opposition as they were attempting to realize their dreams. Both of these men had a vision bigger than themselves. One to rebuild a temple, and one to rebuild an entire city wall. While each man rallied a team to be part of the vision, both teams faced significant opposition.
Have you been dreaming about what God's big plans are in your life? Is your dream and vision larger than yourself, so that it requires Gods assistance? What opposition are you experiencing, or anticipate, as you attempt to realize God’s dream?