In the book of Zechariah, the prophet had eight visions in one night. His fifth vision contained a word of encouragement to the discouraged Jewish Governor Zerubbabel. The governor had been given the task of rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. In 536 BC, the foundation was laid. However, local opposition brought the project to a screeching halt. This inactivity would last for sixteen years.
God would send the prophets Zechariah and Haggai to prod the people to finish the task. Zechariah had a direct message from God to Zerubbabel. "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. 'Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”(Zech 4:6-7). Zerubbabel would complete the task. The insurmountable obstacles in his path would be removed.
According to Ezra 6, the new Persian King Darius would scour the royal archives and discover that King Cyrus had previously issued the decree to rebuild the temple. After this discovery, King Darius would give permission and money from the royal treasury to help with the task. The temple would be rebuilt within four years by God's power and a pagan king's money.
Maybe there is some unfinished task in your life that you need to finish. Weeks, months, maybe even years have passed and you have not finished what God has led you to do. Perhaps today is the day when you trust God to do what only He can do and then you do what God expects you to do. Don't despise the day of small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10).