“Sanballat and Geshem sent me a message: “Come, let’s meet together in the villages of the Ono Valley.” But they were planning to harm me. So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”
Nehemiah 6:2-3 HCSB

It has been said, “The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets.”Nehemiah had a clear-cut vision of his purpose to rebuild the wall. No matter what naysayers were trying to do he would not be swayed. We need to be sure we know well our purpose so when those negative people come along and other challenges come, we will not be defeated. We will not be detoured from our purpose for we are doing a great work.