Nehemiah was almost finished, building a defensive wall for Jerusalem. His enemy's tried to brainwash him that he was building the wall for his own gain instead of God's. His responded with this verse.
Then I sent to him, saying, "No such things as you say have been done, for you are inventing them out of your own mind." (Nehemiah 6:8, ESV)
When you are doing God's work you will be hated! You will be given advice from men. The problem is that men's advice eventually fails..
The only advice you can trust is God's advice.
He will bless you for following his plan.
Nehemiah completed the
wall safe and sound!