When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were very upset, angry that anyone would come to look after the interests of the People of Israel. Nehemiah 2:10 (MSG)
Ever since I was elected Captain of the Woodlawn Elementary School crossing guard in 6th grade (does anyone else remember those bright orange belts?), I've held a string of leadership positions. Student Council, Class Officer, Student Chaplain, Pastor, Father, Corporate Officer, and Community Theatre President to name a few from across the years. And, one of the constants I've experienced across the span of leadership experiences is conflict.
Whenever a person steps up to lead, he or she makes himself or herself a tasty target for naysayers, critics, blamers, nit-pickers, fault finders, detractors, slanderers, worriers, naggers and mud-slingers. No leader, worthy of the task, will please all the people all the time. Expect opposition.
How you handle the opposition and stick to the task is where you prove your mettle as a leader.