There is a prevalent misconception surrounding the term “meek.” Often, when believers encounter this word, they mistakenly associate it with weakness or fragility. It’s important to clarify that meekness does not equate to weakness. Those who exhibit meekness are characterized by their inner strength and unwavering devotion to Christ.
Meekness, in its essence, signifies a profound willingness to submit to God. But what does it truly mean to be willing to submit? It means that you are ready to make sacrifices and to approach your faith with genuine sincerity for the sake of the Lord.
Just as a player’s strength and skill are amplified when they are aligned with the coach’s strategy, so too can our strength and skill be amplified when we are aligned with God’s will.
When we cultivate meekness in our lives, we create an environment where we are more open to hearing God’s voice. This is because meekness allows us to set aside our own ego and desires, and to listen with humility and receptivity.
Like a player who attunes to the coach’s instructions on the field, we can attune to God’s voice when we are meek. This allows us to make better decisions, to live more fulfilling lives, and to be more effective in serving God and others.
James 4:7-8 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
As we embark on the journey of purifying our hearts, our devotion to God shines brilliantly. Therefore, let us embrace submission to Him with the utmost sincerity, allowing this deep commitment to result in profound transformations in our lives.
1. Commit Matthew 5:5 to memory.