[Nehemiah] I hadn’t told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem…Then I gave them my report: “Face it: we’re in a bad way here. Jerusalem is a wreck; its gates are burned up. Come—let’s build the wall of Jerusalem and not live with this disgrace any longer.” I told them how God was supporting me and how the king was backing me up. They said, “We’re with you. Let’s get started.” – Nehemiah 2:12&17-18 (MSG)
Nehemiah didn’t wait for night to take on God’s dream for his life. He didn’t doubt the vision because it seemed too big, too difficult, and too far outside his job description. He was only the king’s cup bearer; not an administrator, a diplomat, an architect, not even a carpenter, but he was a person with the courage to accept the dream God gave and to boldly do whatever would be necessary to see it through. He took it from a day dream, to a vision to reality. He caught the vision and God provided the rest.