So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height,for the people had a mind to work… (Nehemiah 4: 16-18, NKJV)

Every believer has gifts and a calling specific to areas of Kingdom building and intended to be used for that purpose. Some, however, believe they can live to themselves and for themselves even if it means withholding the part God gave for their participation in building His Kingdom.

Anytime we withhold God’s gifts and purpose for us and don’t allow them to flow through us the missed opportunity comes at the expense of everyone else. The missing part becomes the most needed part… because it’s missing! Don’t do that—don’t squander what God has placed within you. The treasure inside is an offering meant to be given away.

The Lord calls and sends you. He draws you to a specific geographic location, to live among a certain people; and the spiritual gifts the Lord has given places a demand upon your spiritual storehouse. It’s God. He is leading.


Nehemiah 4