“So I sent messengers to them, saying, ‘I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?’” (Nehemiah 6:3)
Fulfilling a vision means being able to say no to the distractions of less important things. It requires boldness and determination, and a willingness to hold the line even (and especially) in the face of criticism.
When it seems like everyone is pressing and everything is urgent, just remember this. Don’t let the expectations of others derail the destiny God has for your life.