Most of the time when we hear the word “meek”, we equate it with “weak”. Yet throughout God’s word we are called to be strong and meek, so our equation must be wrong.
What is the definition of Meekness?
Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; humility; submission to the divine will; opposed to pride, arrogance and refractoriness.
Since we’re so apt to compare this fruit to weakness, let’s take a moment to check out that definition as well.
The definition of weakness
Want of physical strength; want of force or vigor; feebleness.
It is important to see that meekness is an act of the spirit, while weakness is the lack of physical might.
In my path to becoming feminine, having a meek spirit is probably the #1 change I’m working towards. So the following points are areas I’m striving toward in my life right now.
Ways to Exhibit Meekness in Our Homes
1. Maintain a calm spirit throughout your day.
~ This is by far the hardest for me. The many struggles, fights, and arguing among my children try to steal this away.Yet we MUST remember that our spirit directs much of our homes atmosphere.
2. We must remain humble.
We must not seek out our families praise.
~ As a mom it can be easy to feel unappreciated for all we do in the home. From cleaning to laundry, to paying bills and cooking; many times thanks are forgotten.
~ Never forget that our family is our #1 ministry.
3. Our words must be laced with gentility.
~ For they reveal the state of our heart. If irritability or anger tones are carried on our words, then that is the current condition of our heart. Remember how our families respond to us, and the rest of the family is highly dependent on us.
4. We must accept that this family is ours by God’s design.
Just as much as our children need us, we need them (if not more). It is through them that God will work in us, revealing who He created us to be; if we allow Him to.
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