1. I think it’s really cool that we can have individual personalities and yet still strive to be molded more like Christ. God does want us to be meek, but that will look a little different depending on personality type, and the point is the posture of our heart and actions, regardless of personality type. God has us as individuals for a reason, and He uses us (quirks and all) for His kingdom when we belong to Him. I totally agree that our prayer should be “make me more like Christ”. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

    1. Just like David was a man after God’s own heart in spite of all he did…He knows our hearts and He not only loves our quirks…He designed us that way! Isn’t that awesome to know we are exactly who we are for a reason!!?

  2. After calling my pastor’s wife “precious”, a friend said to me, “no one would EVER call me precious”. I know what she means. And that’s ok! laurensparks.net

  3. I never really think of Christ as being meek or submissive, although he was meek in that he was slow to anger, and submissive in that he always submitted himself to his Father’s will. It’s interesting that I always think of him more as loving and powerful and charitable. That’s what I strive for. I gave up on meek a long time ago!

    1. Yes the word meek has gotten a little misused at times and people tend to think of weak or a doormat. But Christ IS the example of what meekness is. He is definitely not weak!!

  4. My desire – I hear ya. I think it’s important to slow down and listen to the Holy Spirit before we speak as well. Since it’s a desire of my heart to be more meek and mild, I’ve seen the Lord literally stop me in my thoughts and (almost) words. When my mind is on this, and only when I’m tuned in, I remember to pause and think of what I’m about to say. We’re all a work in progress! 😉

  5. “I was asking Him to make me like other people rather than make me what HE wanted me to be.” I’m so grateful that none of us have to be perfect. Not even a perfect version of ourselves. Thanks for the encouragement to be ourselves, and let God have his way with us.

  6. I think sometimes we think of meek differently than it’s meant to be used. I definitely try not to get angry or riled up about things, but I’m definitely not meek in the way that society views “meek” right now. 🙂 And I think that’s okay. God made me the strong, passionate person that I am.

    1. Yes society has twisted the definition a bit. But meekness in the true sense takes much strength…it’s not easy!!

  7. Nodding my head and agreeing. God didn’t make only one type of Christian women. He loves diversity and we each have different strengths. You nailed it. We need to be praying to become more like Christ and to be the woman God wants us to be.

  8. Wonderful post. We have been called to be like Christ, not other women. I am so grateful He takes us from glory to glory, it’s a daily process of transformation. So my goal today is simply, to be a little more like Him than I was yesterday. Blessings!

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