What is meekness?

Meekness is not weakness. “Meekness is controlled strength. It tames the temper, subdues the self, calms the passions, manages the impulses of the heart, and brings order out of chaos in the soul…a person characterized by meekness is humble, gentle, patient, forgiving, and content. Meekness is the means by which God delivers us from pride, harshness, aggression, vengeance, and turmoil. Think about someone in your life who might be described as self-opinionated and overbearing. He throws his weight around, is short-tempered and demanding, and always insists on his own way. The man is not happy. There is turmoil inside him, and it spills out over other people.
Growing in meekness “through the gospel of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit” will subdue your impulsiveness, giving you control over anger. It will change the way you speak, giving you control over the harsh word and the sharp put-down. Growing in meekness will lead you into contentment, bringing you peace as you get used to the hand of God even in the difficult circumstances of your life…growing in meekness will position you to be useful in God’s service.”
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)
-Colin Smith

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