How to Pray Effectively

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How to Rebuild Your Life

How to rebuild your life

When the Israelites were trying to rebuild Jerusalem, their enemies mocked them by asking, "Can they make building stones from the heaps of burnt rubbish?(Nehemiah 4:2)

The answer to this question was a resounding YES because God was with them. 

We see this from the fact that Nehemiah and the Israelites finished building the walls of Jerusalem in just 52 days (Nehemiah 6:15) and this accomplishment made even their enemies realized that it was the work of God. (Nehemiah 6:16) 

Therefore, if your life has collapsed and you are surrounded by "heaps of burnt rubbish" and your enemies are asking if you can rebuild your life, the answer for you is also a resounding YES if God is with you.
How to Rebuild Your Life
If you want to rebuild your life after any distressing life situation, follow these steps:
1. Invite Jesus into your life
Invite Jesus into your life by saying with your mouth that, "Jesus is Lord" and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead when He died for our sins and you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

How to rebuild your life


2. Pray for God's help
Pray and ask God to help you rebuild your life. You can also combine prayer with fasting like Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:4) since that is the only recipe that can remove some unwanted situations from your life. 
How to rebuild your life.


3. Transform Burnt Rubbish into Building Stones
To transform the heaps of burnt rubbish in your life into building stones, you have to shift your thinking. 

Therefore instead of seeing the remnants of your destroyed health, finances, family, career or whatever else has been destroyed in your life as burnt rubbish, see them as building stones

For example if you are trying to rebuild your health after an amputation, see your amputated leg not as burnt rubbish but as a building stone. 
To do this you can begin exercising and even consider taking part in the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Games.

If you are trying to rebuild your finances after debts, see you empty bank account not as burnt rubbish but as a building stone. 
To do this you can begin a free blog and start sharing how you moved from $0 to $1,000 by selling stuff on Ebay.   

If you are trying to rebuild your family after a divorce, see you empty home not as burnt rubbish but as a building stone. 
To do this you can begin praying for your ex-spouse.  

If you are trying to rebuild your career after being sacked, see you empty work hours not as burnt rubbish but as a building stone. 
To do this you can begin by enrolling in a day course to update your skills.     

4. Begin Rebuilding
Nehemiah and the Israelites rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem by placing one building stone on top of another. Therefore understand that the rebuilding of your health, finances, family, career or whatever else is lying in shambles is  a step by step process. 

This  means that you first do one simple thing and then build on that simple thing until you achieve you finish the entire rebuilding process. 

For example if you are trying to rebuild your health after it has been destroyed by cancer or AIDS, you can lay the first building stone by beginning to eat healthy foods. Then, build on this stone by beginning to exercise regularly. 

If you are trying to rebuild your finances after they were destroyed by debts or bankruptcy, you can lay the first building stone by not buying non-essential items like jewelry. Then, build on this stone by getting a second job. 

If you are trying to rebuild your family after it was destroyed by divorce, you can lay the first building stone by sending your ex-spouse cards on special occasions. Then, build on this stone by calling them to wish them well. 

If you are trying to rebuild your career after it was destroyed by losing your job, you can lay the first building stone by updating your skills. Then, build on this stone by applying for another job. 


5. Have a Mind to Work
Having a A mind to work (Nehemiah 4:6) is a  very important step because it helped Nehemiah and the Israelites finish building the walls of Jerusalem in the midst of strong opposition.

Therefore focus your mind on the rebuilding process.

If your mind is drawn from the rebuilding process by the words and actions of  people who do not want you to rebuild your life, refocus is back to the rebuilding process by praying and asking God to deal with them like Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 4:4-5)   

Emulate Nehemiah and do not waste your time trying  to reason with the people who are doing their level best to ensure you do not rebuild your life. Simply present the problems they are bringing into your life to God in prayer and then continue rebuilding your life step by step. 


6. Believe You Can Do It
You have to believe that you can rebuild your life if you want to rebuild it successfully. 

Therefore meditate on Scriptures like I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13) every day to strengthen your self. 
I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me Philippians 4:13


7. Commit Your Works to God
Ensure that you also Commit all your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established. (Proverbs 16:3) 

Committing your rebuilding work to the Lord will also help you have peace of mind especially if your enemies declare that the things you are rebuilding can be destroyed by a fox. (Nehemiah 4:3) 

For example if you are rebuilding your life after addiction and your haters say that it only takes a little thing for you to resume using the addictive substance, commit your health to God and ask Him to keep the little foxes that destroy the vines (Song of Solomon 2:15) away from your vineyards.
Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established Proverbs 16:3

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