How to Become a Person of Action (4 of 4) by David Cawston

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How to Become a Person of Action
David Cawston
Nehemiah 3:1-32

Read: Neh 2:17,18 &20 (NIV)
17 Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace."
18 I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work.
20 I answered them by saying, "The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it."(NIV)

Introduction:
How many unaccomplished ideas and abandoned tasks are there in the world.

People who have been passionate and been confident and then abandoned the project!
James 1:23-25
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;
24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty
and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.(NKJ)

Nehemiah was a man of passion but also was a man of action!
Neh 2:18
"I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work."(NIV)

Four hindrances to completing a task.
1. We procrastinate:
Story: It was the start of a holiday weekend and the service station was extremely crowded. Finally, the attendant hustled up to the local minister, who had been waiting in line for some time. "I'm sorry for the delay, pastor," the attendant apologized. "Seems like everybody waits until the last minute to get ready for a trip which they knew for a long time that they were going to take." The pastor smiled. "I know what you mean," he said. ...


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