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Scriptures: Nehemiah 2, Galatians 4:4, Isaiah 28:16, Proverbs 21:1, Ecclesiastes 8:6, 1 Corinthians 16:9
God has called Nehemiah to take on a seemingly impossible task facing what appeared to be immovable obstacles. If you have ever been in that situation and trust me if you live long enough you will be, the only way that you will ever succeed is to be able to break down whatever it is you face into bite sized problems--small steps that you can take one at a time.
Nehemiah demonstrates the four steps that guarantee success in practically any endeavor. In fact, these four steps have all been taken or else we wouldn't be here today. In this message, Dr. Merritt shares that If you are facing a wall that needs to be rebuilt, whether it is the wall of your marriage, the wall of your business, or the wall of your own reputation, there are four simple steps that begin your journey to success.
"There is a fine line when you face a difficult problem between getting into the paralysis of analysis on the one hand and on the other hand not doing your homework. The one thing you need to always remember when you face a problem--always walk before you talk. Always investigate before you initiate." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.