The enemy was furious. The Israelites we’re building a temple for God. “Who told you to build this temple? Give us their names!”
The elders of Israel looked them square in the eye and said “the God of heaven and earth.”
Two things to notice:
1) the Israelites knew who they were working for
2) they knew to make it about God, not themselves.
It is so much easier to do hard things when you remember that you are working for the God of heaven and earth. When you remember that the battle really isn’t yours but it’s His and He has it under control.
God is for you. He is using you to bring Him glory. Be bold in doing His will.