Preparation for a Tough Job

Artwork for Hand Me Another Brick: Timeless Lessons on Leadership

Who hasn’t had an imperfect supervisor, manager, teacher, or coach? Nehemiah knew that, even though God was the ultimate authority, he served under a pagan king.

Nehemiah wanted nothing more than to return to Jerusalem, but he served under the difficult King Artaxerxes. So how did Nehemiah ultimately get the king to yield to his request? Prayer and patience.

Take heart as Pastor Chuck Swindoll demonstrates through Nehemiah 2:1–11 that, even though someone else calls the shots, God is still in charge!