In the biblical book named after him, Nehemiah was overseeing the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.

There’s a long list of people who were working on certain sections, which includes:

v.10 “Jedaiah son of Harumaph made repairs opposite his house.”

v.23 “Benjamin and Hasshub made repairs in front of their house; and next to them, Azariah son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, made repairs beside his house.”

v.28-29 Above the Horse Gate, the priests made repairs, each in front of his own house.  Next to them, Zadok son of Immer made repairs opposite his house.”

There’s a trend here.

To make things better, they weren’t tasked with doing everything.

Just to fix the wall in front of them, the one that they care about most.

And when everyone did their bit, the wall was completed and the job was done.

You don’t need to fix everything.

And you don’t need to rely on excuses that you’re only one person any more.

You just need to fix the wall in front of you.

The one that matters to you.

Brick by brick.