HOW TO DEVELOP A GENTLE AND QUIET SPIRIT

A meek or gentle spirit doesn’t insist on its own way. It isn’t pushy, assertive, or demanding.

 Scripture tells us that Moses was the humblest of men. Does that mean he wasn’t a strong leader? Not at all! But Moses’ strength didn’t manifest itself through pushing his own agenda. He didn’t consider himself to be self-important simply because God had chosen him to lead. He was well aware of his weaknesses and knew he wasn’t a natural-born speaker. He didn’t look at his leadership in terms of himself or his own ambitions.
 

God enjoys selecting those who aren’t well equipped on their own to do what He asks of them. He’s interested in the person who will remain humble and has to continuously look to Him to get the job done.

 

God alone wanted the glory for bringing His people out of captivity. He knew Moses, a meek and gentle man who followed the will of God, wouldn’t try to usurp it for himself.

 

Meekness is the willing surrender by the grace of God of our own rights and advancement, along with a readiness to serve the advancement of God in others. The word “quiet” when used in this spiritual sense, is similar.

 

·         “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.” (1 Thessalonians 4:11)

 

Quietness in this sense is the absence of a turbulent, agitated spirit that manifests itself in being vulgar, aggressive, easily enraged, or overly loud. A meek and quiet spirit is one that embraces the will of God through subjecting oneself to His will. Meekness and quietness aren’t graces appropriate only for women. They’re Christian graces, based on inward strength and contentment.

 

Taken from my book: “A WOMAN OF GRACE AND STRENGTH…Growing Strong in the Grace and Knowledge of our Lord.”  Sold at Amazon/Kindle. Click on link: http://www.amazon.com/Lilliet-Garrison/e/B004H28MCU

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