Leadership Principles from Nehemiah for Entrepreneurs
for your Business or Idea
of this is seen in how Nehemiah reacted when he heard that the city walls had
been torn down and that the gates had been burnt with fire. Nehemiah responded
with mourning, fasting, and prayer (1:4). Even though the people living in
Jerusalem had been allowed to return to their city and managed to rebuild a
temple, they had now been there for 80 years and still had not rebuilt the
walls around the city.
Don’t get stuck
with seeing your business or idea as too hard or challenging to achieve. Move
forward even with the unknowns because that’s when you see progress
different prayers are mentioned in the book of Nehemiah. In these prayers Nehemiah shared his burden
and responsibility with God, and God answered in the end. Therefore “these
prayers are an encouragement to all readers to follow the example of Nehemiah,
for prayer brings God’s power to bear on the difficult situations in life.
the year off with a prayer strategy. We
know when we have a plan or strategy that we are following we see things
happen. The prayer strategy and focus
will do the same thing.
your vision as a solution to a problem that must be addressed immediately.
of rebuilding the walls proposed by Nehemiah is a solution to a problem which
the people have faced for the past 80 years since they first returned to
Jerusalem from exile. Nehemiah shared a vision that was of God and was a
solution to a problem.
What problem or
solution are you addressing with your business, ministry or group? In order to determine what this may be you
will need to write the vision down and identify why it is needed.
your organization’s core and culture with a thick wall built by people who not
only want to save their own skin.
book of Nehemiah, the people were not trying to save their own skin. They were
trying to rebuild their city and return to faithful worship of God.
Build a core team that wants to see the
business or ministry grow and impact others.
It is okay to want to be successful, but it is not good when it is at
the level of hurting or stepping on other people to get there. When the team works together everyone wins.
That why TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More
leader need not do all the planning, yet he must assure that the planning gets
years they knew that they needed to get the walls rebuilt around the city.
Nehemiah arrived and displayed the extensiveness of effort that it took to
rebuild the walls.
When you empower your
team they will get the work done. When you micro manage them they will not move
forward with their creative innovative ideas because they are waiting on
you. Put the plan together and allow
them to soar.
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