If you ignore your emotions, they will eat you up from the inside.
If you let them control you, they will destroy you.
If you seek God’s help in managing them, they can become allies.
The story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem is a classic model of managerial leadership.
His approach was methodical (Neh 1-7).
Reflect on the characteristics of a spiritual leader that Nehemiah demonstrated.
- Faced Reality: Nehemiah didn’t ignore the problem (Neh 1:4).
- Personally Cared: Nehemiah had a cushy circumstance, but he cared about his people. When he heard the bad news, he sat down and cried (Neh 1:4). He mourned for several days.