How things get done!

Three kinds of leadership: teacher, shepherd, leader.

I. Nehemiah was a praying man

A. He believed in the goodness and power of God.

B. He knew his mission would fail if God did not act

II. Nehemiahn had a carefully crafted plan before he took action.

A. He formed a plan as he prayed. (contrast Noah)

B. Nehemiah inspected the walls alone at night before he went public.

III. Nehemiah, a cautious man, was willing to take a risk to make things better (compare Esther)

A. He was deeply troubled by the way things were.

B. He wasn’t afraid to fail.

When will you begin praying for change?