In my daily Bible reading, I’ve discovered a trait too loud in its silence. This trait expresses itself as cool, calm and collected in dire circumstances, under intense provocation. It exudes self control, composure, and steadiness when the stakes are too high and the margin for failure is thin. This trait is meekness. The man who possesses it is the de facto leader of his peers. It’s no wonder the Bible says the meek shall inherit the earth. Why shouldn’t they? Consider with me, the life of Moses.
Moses was the most meek man on earth during his time. Meekness means he did not easily take offense, he was humble, easy going, teachable and patient even under provocation from others. He forgave readily. He had an excellent spirit. You could see him constantly on his knees with his face bowed to the earth, pleading with God for the lives of the Israelite’s who had rebelled. In one instance, God asked Moses to separate Himself so he could destroy the ungrateful Insraelites. And that He would build a new nation from Moses’s loins. I don’t know about you, but that does not sound like a bad deal to me. Moses nonetheless reasoned with God, asking Him to forgive. He took meekness to a whole “nutha” level.
Life has it’s fair share of provocateurs. You will find them in your office, at home, amongst extended family members. Agitators who try to spew their unhappiness on you. Dissenters who salve their insecurities, their hurt, by slandering you. God created a way for you to handle these situations. This is just an opportunity to attain to leadership, to show that God is with you. Take a page from Moses. Ask God in prayer to increase your meekness. So that next time someone tries to provoke you, you can defeat them by doing the right thing. God is eager to fight on your behalf. By being meek, you allow Him to do just that.
“And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind”. Number 16:28