One of the important functions of leadership is giving direction during defining moments. When God led His people to Kadesh Barnea on the border of the Promised-Land, He told Moses to choose twelve leaders to go spy out the land. So, he did and they did!
After 40 days, the twelve spies returned to give a report of their reconnaissance. While they all saw the same things and agreed on the report, they came to two very different conclusions.
Here is their report:
Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” Numbers 13:29-30
I call these two the "Giant-Killers" as opposed to the "Grasshoppers".
Quite a difference, eh?
Let's define this difference in the very different response to the defining moment for several million Hebrews.
The "Grasshoppers" defined themselves by fear and made a fearful forecast to God's people.
The "Giant-Killers" defined themselves by faith in their God Who had already promised them the land and had continually provided for them and delivered them.
Are you facing a defining moment?
If not now, your time is coming.
When your moment comes you will be faced by two choices, "Will I be a grasshopper or will I be a giant-killer?"