Last night in our step study group, one of the men asked what the meaning of meek is? The lesson we were doing is lesson 6 which is ACTION. The principle for this lesson is Principle 3: “Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.” The scripture supporting this principle is: Matthew 5:5, “Happy are the meek.” I responded from what the lesson teaches in that meek is like humble. One recognizes the power to overcome is not within man, but is found in God’s Holy Spirit within us if we have accepted Christ into our lives. When we are meek we know our weakness and turn to God’s Strength within us through the Power of the Holy Spirit.

So, one can know this truth, but putting this truth into action is an entirely different story. We have to be honest with ourselves first and foremost. We also have to desire to have the struggle overcome. Sometimes one may want a struggle taken away, but then we come up against something in our lives and we quickly want to return to the struggle. We all know the consequence of doing this, but the temptations are strong.

In all of this, we learn the genuine meaning of “meek”. I feel like I’ve had to learn this several different times for just when I think I’m strong in the Lord, I find that this new day is now a new struggle. The Serenity Prayer is very true when it says, “…One day at a time, one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.” This sure isn’t a one time lesson!

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