Many believers are either too hasty to speak or too quick to act. In my personal opinion, these too words are the weaknesses of people not just in the church, but also in the circular world.
People speak and act before they think about it; and one of the consequences is that, they say and do things they regret soon; things that harm them and others. People who lack meekness act in haste. Meekness causes a person to consider his or her actions before acting. “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry”..(James 1:19 NIV). You can determine meekness from someone’s speech or actions. But meekness is not weakness.
Regrettably, the two words rhyme. Godly MEEKNESS requires STRENGTH. In Ghana, people who are quiet, calm and who usually do not want to retaliate are considered weak or even guilty of an offence. In reality, the strength of an individual is seen in the midst of a storm, calamity, false accusation or even blackmail; when the person is calm and secured and does not hurriedly take an action that will bring shame and regret.
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”.( Proverbs 15:1 NIV)
The greatest power on earth is the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that enables believers to be far more MEEK and gentle than they are, and could ever be. Many believers are backsliding into “hostile attitudes”. Many believers are “biting and devouring each other”, and creating personal conflicts in their homes, offices and in the church.
Meekness has given way to weakness, humility has disappeared; pride and arrogance now rule. If one is arrogant, in the church, home or office, it is not a show of STRENGTH, it is a sign of WEAKNESS.
To be cont..
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.