Meekness

George Washington Carver, the scientist who developed hundreds of useful products from the peanut said: "When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' But God answered, 'That knowledge is reserved for me alone.' So I said, 'God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.' Then God said, 'Well, George, that's more nearly your size.' And He told me."

Meekness is having a patient and humble outlook on life. Meekness is mild of temper; not easily provoked or irritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive. This character trait seems like a tall order and hardly applicable to daily life. Meekness is truly hard work; it's being strong enough to be gentle in whatever situation you are placed. When you understand the importance and power of meekness, God can use you to glorify Him as well as be useful to others. James 3:13 says, "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom." It doesn't matter so much what your position in life is - it matters how you respond to your position. And when you have the attitude of meekness, you are sure to succeed in the eyes of the Lord. (Turning Point Daily Devotional, 4/21/04)