“They tried to make me FEARFUL to DISCOURAGE me so the work might not be one.” –
{Nehemiah 6:9}. 
Note the order;
Fear- discouragement -QUIT!

It starts with a word to Nehemiah from others – a word – a thought to inject fear… What is the fruit of fear ? He says it is discouragement, to lose heart… And the ultimate satanic goal? QUIT… Throw in the towel! Quit doing the work of the LORD… Choose, and it is a choice to listen and act upon the fears others seek to interject to turn you aside from The Lord and the work of The Lord. It is an attack on the mind, to get to your emotions to seek to tempt and influence your will.

  •  Fear 
  • Discouragement 
  • Quit
 How did Nehemiah respond ?
He recognized the enemies weapons to attack his mind and emotions seeking to influence his will!
He continues on… Doing the Lord’s work !! Keep going. Praying and doing what is before you….as you trust Him.
Don’t quit ! Quit yielding to fear and discouragement, you have been freed from it’s power! Tempted? Yes, but not under the power anymore. “God has given you EVERYTHING pertaining to life and Godliness… NO Temptation has overtaken you but such as is common with man, but God is faithful who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, and will provide the way of escape.-{so you need not to yield to sin when tempted to act on fear and discouragement and QUIT- { Read 2 Peter 1:3-4; 1 Cor 10:13}.
POWER…PROMISES… gifted to you so you Need NOT yield or throw in the towel!…. Pray… THINK ON HIM, His character, promises ( Read 2 Peter 1;3-4; Phil 4:8-9) and keep going believing He is faithful to enable you to finish the work He has placed before you!  PRAY AND PROCEED.…PRESS ON IN THE POWER AND PROMISES OF THE LORD…KNOWING HE IS PRESENT WITH YOU!
Nehemiah identified the enemies tactics and he PRAYED AND PROCEEDED and others around him were strengthened by his example and encouraged and influenced. If your life wasn’t counting you wouldn’t be opposed… recognize fear- discouragement is to tempt you to quit, throw in the towel. CHOOSE instead to PRAY AND PROCEED…with what is before you, for His sake. Your life IS COUNTING! PRAY AND PROCEED!