Nehemiah’s enemies tried all sorts of things to stop him from rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem. They tried ridicule, rumors, and threats. When none of that worked, they tried to slow him down with discussion.
Your critics, the naysayers who want to prevent you from doing what the Lord has called you to do, they will use the same bag of tricks. They’ll ridicule you, spread rumors about you, and even threaten you to get you to stop doing what God wants you to do.