Have you ever been lost for words? I often teach that emancipation resides in your voice and just by speaking up, you can save, promote or elevate someone.
There is no time like the present to really use your voice.
I want to share with you what happens when we speak up based on the story of the daughters of Zelophehad. Tradition demanded that they had to accept the norm. Their father died without a son. The tradition was that because he had no son, then none of his property would be inherited by his daughters. The ladies did not accept it.
They boldly went to Moses, the priest, leadership, the whole assembly and demanded to have what was rightfully theirs.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SPEAK UP
Change can come but we need to speak up. We need to speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Compassion and empathy coupled with action can create ripple effects. The women: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah and Tirzah (Zelophehad’s daughters) did not accept the norm but spoke up and got it.
Their story has many lessons but one that I noticed recently is that they met leadership who listened.
Moses and the leaders heard them. Moses took the matter to God and He instructed him to give them their inheritance.
Are you leader? Are you approachable?
Do you listen to what members of your group are saying? How have you addressed past grievances? Did you listen? What did you do about them (or what are you doing about them)?
Why should you speak up now and not later?
Tomorrow is not promised but you have a chance to act right today.
This is your opportunity to do right. Your voice carries emancipation (freedom, liberation, promotion, elevation). Your intentional activation is a freedom catalyst.
Belinda is a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Consultant, Corporate Trainer (leadership, culture, diversity and inclusion, cyber privacy and security awareness), Writer, and International Speaker with a unique blend of law and technology. She is a digital entrepreneur, author, ordained pastor, mentor to women ready to impact their generation and host of Destiny Chats podcast. For consultation, click here and invitation to speak, click here