Nehemiah wasn't afraid to stare destruction in the face. He had the favor of the King behind him.
When he got to Jerusalem he took a few people with him to assess the situation. Walking a full perimeter around the wall, he got vision for the work that needed to be done. He wasn't discouraged by the extensive task because he had a God-given dream and knew that God would strengthen them to fulfill it.
At first, he took only a few people with him while he gained vision. It's so important to have a close group of friends who are heaven-minded and discerning, who can support you in the process of dreaming. God puts people in our lives so that we don't have to do life alone. They're trustworthy people who aren't ashamed of the damage and brokenness in our lives. Instead of seeing our healing as a daunting task, they see room for God to do the impossible. They will stand with you and build the God-dream in your heart, understanding that in doing so, they're building the body of Christ.
The dreams God puts in your heart are not just for you. They form the inner-workings of the body of Christ. Each dream is connected like veins and capillaries to carry life throughout the body of Christ.
So, Nehemiah told the people about the dream after getting vision for it. He told them about God's favor and confirmations; a testimony of faith. Now his dream was their dream, and they would all work to build it.
Immediately enemies arose to discourage them; immediately Nehemiah combated them with truth and faith.
The enemy knows the importance of the purpose of God in your life. He knows that if you build up those ruins and come in unity with people, you'll emerge much stronger than before. He knows you'll be fortified, steadfast, immovable and always abounding in the work of the Lord [1 Cor. 15:58]. When that happens, combat his lies and accusations with the Truth; and hold fast to faith that the word God spoke will happen. The enemy is not creative in his attacks but he is particular. Therefore, be ready. Be prepared.
Hold fast to the dream God put inside you and trust Him to provide the grace and strength to complete it. Stay open and accountable to the people God provided for you; because you will end up fighting side-by-side.