September 12, 2021
When it comes to showing initiative, sometimes we need to look at the world around us through different lenses. We need to take our “me” lenses that focus on ourselves and put on our “others” lenses instead. Nehemiah understood this. He was right in the middle of the biggest building project ever when he heard about a big need. The people were being charged so much interest (that’s extra money on top of what they owed) that they couldn’t feed their own families. When Nehemiah heard this, he stopped rebuilding and called a meeting. He was firm but clear, telling them to immediately to stop and make things right. The people could keep working, keep taking care of their families because of Nehemiah’s willingness to help.
Bottom Line: Look for ways to make things right.