Satan carries many tools in his arsenal, all designed to distract leaders from the great task before them.
Nothing seems more distracting than discouragement. Nehemiah would not allow any amount of discouragement, abuse, or intimidation to distract him from completing the work.
The devil seeks to discourage us, ultimately causing us to give up.
We are “doing a great work and [we] cannot come down. Why should the work stop while [we] leave it and come down to you?” (Neh. 6:3)
Fight the urge! Stay the course! Do not be distracted! Do not give the devil opportunity!