Jesus describes His character one time in the bible. He says “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
As followers of Christ we are called to become like Him. With this in mind it is critical that we understand what He is like. This is the clearest verse upon which we can stand as the building of God (the church).
Meekness is simply power which is restrained. Meekness by definition insinuates power. Jesus had all the power of heaven and yet did not open His mouth when standing accused by wicked sinners. This passion of Christ is the epitome of meekness. It is our example of how we must walk as His followers.
How we treat others in this life is the easiest barometer to the temperature of our spiritual walk in meekness. Anytime we make a decision for ourselves we are doing the opposite of meekness. This means that we can look humble but be walking in pride. The issue is who is getting credit. This begins to hit some heart issues. Philippians tells us “Let NOTHING be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than HIMSELF.”
That being said, here are some key points for growing in meekness
-Spend time with Christ (Meekness)
-Sow money into those that bring correction to you
-Pray for those who speak ill of you
-Do the things you do not want to, without being asked
-Always be solution minded, its easy to be critical, come with solutions
-Spend time in worship, this gets your mind off of yourself
There is no greater importance on this earth than expressing God through meekness. Anytime we obey God’s will we express His meekness in this realm. This is something that can be done no matter where we are. Let us put on the yoke of Christ in every walk of life. Let us choose this day to be gentle and lowly in heart.