Dare to be Meek!


I printed these buttons up a few years back as a play on the misunderstanding of the word meek as “timid” or “afraid.”  The true meaning is nearly the opposite. Webster’s defines it as “humbly patient.”  Most of us are better at being proudly impatient.

The best test of meekness lies in the use of the word “wrong.”  When cornered, we will sometimes admit we were wrong in the past, and even laugh about it. But to admit that we’re wrong in the present?  Oh, look what time it is, I really do have to run.

It takes humility to say, “I was wrong.” It takes courage to say, “I am wrong!”

But that’s exactly what people need us to do. Because when we admit our errors in the present, we empower others to do the same. We’re all on this journey together and none of us is right all the time, or even most of the time. But if we’re humble, we can sometimes admit that one of us may be right—and that it may not be ourselves—and then humbly embrace the truth. Together.

Together and humble we possess a much higher truth-quotient than alone and proud.  humility-clipart-img_mouseover3And ultimately that’s the only way we’re going to survive.  Maybe that’s why Jesus said,

“The meek shall inherit the earth.”  Matthew 5:5

So dare to be humble. Dare to be patient.

Dare to be Meek!

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22 Responses to Dare to be Meek!

  1. Kelly Anne Liberto says:

    The only way to His grace. And, how I need it 🙂 Happy Sunday Mitch!

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  2. g.w says:

    “Meek”=Power under control. A gentle summer breeze is a Hurricane under control.

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  3. Melanie (DoesItEvenMatterWhoIReallyAm?) says:

    I absolutely love this! Very awesome! ☆☆☆

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  4. Amen to that! Awesome post!

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  5. tczumwalt says:

    Makes a lot of sense, Mitch. Has a very zen feel to it, too. I like it. 🙂

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  6. Nancy Ruegg says:

    “Meekness is not weakness; it is strength under control” (Unkown). If we take your dares at the end of the post, we’ll prove that’s true. And exercising such strength brings attention and glory to our God. Thank you for the inspiration, Mitch!

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  7. Zina Hermez says:

    A great piece! I really like it.:)

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  9. Ironically, it takes courage to be humble. Arrogance is easy but humility takes a lot of practicing, commitment and prayer.
    Great post! Have a blessed day! 🙂

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  10. mitchteemley says:

    Reblogged this on Mitch Teemley and commented:

    Together and humble we possess a much higher truth-quotient than alone and proud.


  11. Oh, Lord, please give our leaders a hunger to be meek; plant seed of courage in their hearts and a seed of wisdom in their minds which grow into the desire to be meek.

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  12. Roos Ruse says:

    Ouch! Is my nose bleeding? No worries. I needed that check. Great post, Mitch.

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