“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”
Philippians 4:5 NIV
The original Greek word used here for gentleness is of someone who allows God to fight his battles.
It describes someone who has let go of trying to control the situation.
Jesus showed us what this kind of gentleness looks like: He focused on His relationship with His Father and did what God directed Him to do.
He did not bend to peer pressure, comparison, or even try to fit in with anyone other than His Father.
He didn’t try to control the situation or the people.
He focused on being faithful to the part He was given to do and allowed God to work out the rest.
He leads gently so that you and I can live gently.
Being gentle is not being weak.
On the contrary, it is the greatest example of strength.
Gentleness is focused trust.
My friend, may you begin to learn to live in the power of leading a gentle life by being yoked and yielded to the gentle Savior today and every day after.
What does gentleness look like in your life today?