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Teamwork and the Will of God

June 7, 2015 Speaker: Jeff Bedwell Series: Get-R-Done: Walking with God; Accomplishing His Will

Passage: Nehemiah 2:10–2:20

Get-R-Done: Walking With God; Accomplishing His Will

Teamwork and the Will of God
Nehemiah 2:10-20

One is too small a number to achieve greatness!

God’s will is bigger than any individual, therefore we will have to be able to connect with and work with others to accomplish God’s will.

Pulling Together a Team
To Pull Off the Impossible

1. Expect Opposition (10, 19-20)

Just because God is In It, doesn’t mean everyone else will Get In It.

People tend to oppose change.

There is no Opportunity without Opposition

“But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” (1 Corinthians 16:8–9)

2. Wait for the right Timing (11)

What was he doing for three days?

  • Resting
  • Praying
  • Planning/Reviewing

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

3. Get the Facts (12-16)

Praying and trusting God does not mean research is not necessary.

Why at night? Why the secrecy?

  • He wanted to listen to God before listening To Men
  • He was protecting his plans from Premature Death

In Order to Accomplish God’s Will We Must Be Willing To:

  • Think Big
  • Start Small

4. Present the Challenge (17-18a)

Notice Four Things Nehemiah Did

  • Identified with the people
  • Acknowledged the seriousness of the situation
  • Committed to taking definite action
  • Encouraged with his personal story

Get R Done People:

  • Are both Optimistic and Realistic
  • See both the Ideal and the Real
  • See both the Opportunities and the Obstacles

5. Allow the people to Respond (18-19)

When it comes to pulling together a team to pull off the impossible we have to realize that Some Will and Some Won’t

6. Continue to Look To God (20)

“but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” (Psalm 1:2–3)

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
(Joshua 1:8)

As the challenge Escalates, the need for teamwork Elevates!

One is too small a number to achieve greatness!

God’s will is bigger than any individual, therefore we will have to be able to connect with and work with others to accomplish God’s will.

Questions To Consider:

1. What is the good work that God is calling you to arise and take up?

2. Who will you need to team up with in order to accomplish God’s will for your life?

3. How will you maintain your walk with God even as you work to accomplish His will?

 

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