Nehemiah has to face the challenges of doing something he was not familiar with but it is the will of God. He has to inspect the wall, motivate the people and contend with the oppositions.
We had a remarkable breakthrough in chapter 2 when Nehemiah was granted the opportunity to see the King, after 4 months of praying and waiting.
• Even with all that praying, it wasn’t a simple thing for Nehemiah to seek the King’s favour. He was very much afraid (2:2).
• Imagine asking for leave