At times we are too shy to take the initiative
and too timid to take the first step. But experience shows that once a person is
bold enough to break the ice, several people stand up by his or her side. These
people are the silent majority who are silent because they need a forceful first
voice. They do not have the guts and courage to speak out or take action unless
they find someone taking the lead.
Such then is the power of one voice, one step,
one initiative – one person.
People who are bold and courageous must realize
that if they too sit back and ignore issues that need to be addressed or set
right, then they are actually depriving the silent minority of the force to
unite and make an impact. It is generally carelessness or, at times, a lack of
concern which accounts for the disinterest of such bold people. They must
realize that they are a special breed of people created by God to give voice to
people who cannot speak for themselves.
We must also realize that this boldness should
never lead to rashness and foolhardiness. Boldness at inopportune times becomes
rashness and may actually become counterproductive. A bold and courageous person
must be equally wise and prudent when the time comes to strike and take the
initiative. Selecting the right moments and right situations are of paramount
But when the right time arrives, a single
person can move mountains!