We learn a great deal from Nehemiah as a leader. He was a man of prayer, passionate for God and his people, courageous in the face of opposition, and he encountered discouragement but was not distracted.
Threats from external enemies, ridicule, and plots of ambush, make it easy to see how one could get discouraged. Nehemiah, however, was not distracted. The task was great, his faith was strong, and nothing kept him from finishing the objective.
Leaders can get discouraged.
Satan wants to discourage leaders so they will quit.
We must be determined, strong in faith, prayerful, passionate, courageous, and un-distracted when finishing the objective.