“And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored...” Numbers 13:33….
Have you ever heard the expression, “It is not what you said that matters but how you said it”?
Moses entrusted the life and destiny of 12 tribes into the hands of 12 highly responsible and respected leaders and sent them to the promise land to bring a report that would better the lives of their people. Unfortunately, their reports rather battered the destiny of an entire generation. That night, all the people raised their voices and wept loudly (14:1)
As leaders or individuals, the way we report an issue is very critical. It takes wisdom to break a bad news to have minimal effect. Instead of magnifying the bitter side of the story, magnify the better part of it.
The words that proceed out of your mouth have the power and the potential to thwart the destiny of your entire generation. Because of the bad report that was spread, life and destiny of innocent people came to a halt for 40 good years.
What report or news do you give about yourself? How do you say it about people, your friends, colleagues, family and the likes? If you cannot say anything good today to better the life of someone, then don't talk at all. It is better to remain silent than to say it in the wrong way to destroy lives and rob an entire generation of their blessings.
As you work today, know how to break some news to your spouse, customers, children, patients and people you come across.
Remember, it’s not what you said but how you said it.
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