"Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him,
asked me, 'How long will your journey take, and
when will you get back?' It pleased the king to send
me; so I set a time" - Nehemiah 2:6.
Nehemiah set a time when he would be finished with the project of rebuilding the walls. He had never been to Jerusalem, did not really know much about building, and had no idea what he was going to find when he got there. How did he know how long it would take? He probably made his best guess, and it satisfied the royal couple. Leaders need to set time limits on what they set out to do, otherwise things may drag on and there is no urgency in the work being done either personally or corporately.
LEADERSHIP STEP: You may be facing a similar situation, but are hesitant about making a commitment. Today's Step is to look at your most important projects and make your best guess, get to work and trust the Lord! Where are you holding back because you cannot be as precise as you would like? Where would making your best guess as to the time it will take help you get started? Where can you have faith to get it done in even less time than you estimate?