And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also all of the king’s words that he had spoken to me. So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work. (Nehemiah 2:18)
Nehemiah did such a good job casting the vision God had given him that people from all professions and persuasions immediately joined in. Although the vision was to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem, most of those who joined Nehemiah in pursuing this vision were anything but builders. They were…
- Fathers and their sons
- Fathers and their daughters
- Natural-born Israelites
- God-fearing foreigners
- Perfume makers
- Those living within the city
- Those who lived outside the city
With one voice they cried out, “Let’s rise up and build!” and they got down to business.
All these different people buying-in to one godly leader’s vision!
This is part 5 in my series on godly leadership. Be sure to check out the previous posts to see some of the factors that enabled Nehemiah to cast such a compelling, unifying vision: