Nehemiah was a God-appointed leader who used a strategy. When God laid it on his heart to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah began to establish and then work through a well-planned strategy to accomplish the vision God had given. He assessed the damage. He secured the resources. He established leaders and distributed the assignments among them. Anyone who has ever built a structure--from a doghouse to a three-bedroom house--will acknowledge Nehemiah's need for some kind of drawn-out plan for the reconstruction of the walls.