The halfway point in any project proves to be a critical time. The excitement of doing the project is waning, the work of the project is front and center, and the completion of the project is still a ways off. Satan chooses to use this time to attack Nehemiah and his workers. It is at this halfway point that the opposition tries to use the greatest threat to any vision, discouragement. Last week we looked at the outward or extrinsic reasons for discouragement and this week we want to see the three intrinsic reasons. In any work, there is a time when we need someone to push us to finish. People often quit when they are tired, frustrated, or afraid. This Sunday morning we want to look at the solution to discouragement by dealing appropriately with exhaustion, frustration, and trepidation. We must address circumstances and people with maturity by keeping our eyes focused upon the will of God.