7:1 Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many. 3 And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house. 4 Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
One of the hardest things about leading people is being able to give up things for others to do. Maybe because of insecurities, fear of them failing or just that its yours and you want it done your way. Nehemiah was a man that followed God and as God lead him he gave positions up that would help him focus on the task at hand. In doing this it doesn't mean that they will not fall down and need help and guidance along the way. But how will people ever get excited without being involved with what God is up to. How many more of our churches would grow if we had the willingness to say hey God wants everyone involved in this project.