Words of Wisdom:

"Be who you are not who you want to be" - Diane

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In Numbers (4th Book of Moses) Chapter 13, the Lord directed Moses to send men to spy out the Land of Canaan, and find out whether those who inhabited the land were strong, weak, few or many, whether the cities they inhabited were like camps or strongholds and whether the land was rich or poor.

They returned and gave their report to Moses. They indeed acknowledged the fact that the land was flowing with milk and honey.   “Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

“Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said,   ”Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

“There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

In the above extract from the Holy Bible, we learn that eleven out of the twelve spies sent out by Moses gave a gloomy report of the Israelites inability to take the land from the original inhabitants of the land. Caleb was the only one amongst the lot who gave hope to the people to go out and fight for the land. He did not allow the stature of the giants to frighten him and the people. He exhorted the people to go out and fight for the land as every man of vision would have done under the circumstances.

A man of purpose and vision remains undaunted and unruffled in the face of obstacles that confront him in pursuance of his avowed goals. Such a person has the conviction that nothing is insurmountable and even if such a person across a solid rock/mountain in his chosen path, he/she will go round it with the hope that...


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