Meek, weak, lowly, less, Greater?
For many years I was influenced in the ideas that the characteristics of Spiritual growth were identified by traits of strength. We have a tendency to flock towards those who seem spiritual and demonstrate forms of greatness. We think that if we can perform or emulate those characteristics that it will bring us completeness, notoriety, and even validation if others see us getting stronger or more competent in our walk. Jesus turns the equation upside down when He says “I am meek and lowly of heart.
I am figuring out that I am not strong, in fact every day I’m becoming increasingly aware of how weak and incompetent I really am, and Jesus is ok with that! How mislead I was in thinking that the manifestation of his glory, could never be demonstrated in the weak things of this world. I had forgotten how strong and competent Jesus is, so much so that he is especially comfortable with being the new me. No pressure to perform or compete with those who are esteemed as spiritual And now I can basque in my weakness because when I do, he is made strong! He uses the oddest , weakest, simplistic things to get things done so I no longer have to worry about it!
Food for thought!