Gentleness

Previously my worst character flaw, I have struggled with gentleness. As a born leader, always thrust into leadership positions, I have not been treated with much gentleness by many except my grandparents and closest friends. And when they were gentle, I misunderstood it as meekness, weakness even sometimes. I thought these traits were detrimental to leadership at worst, not necessary at best. I realize now, with maturity and wisdom God blessed me with, that gentleness is one of the strongest powers a leader can possess. It is not weakness that drives gentleness but a choice to be gentle even when it is easy to be otherwise. It is self-control and humbleness mixed with wisdom and diplomacy. There are jerks who are jerks because they never met gentleness in their life. Now gentleness must be balanced with the rest of the fruits of the Spirit for the best possible me or you. But gentleness is definitely a powerful trait to practice.❤

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Gentleness

It was brought to my attention yesterday that my weak fruit of the Spirit is gentleness. In fact, most of my life I have specialized in the opposite. I have spoken truth with power and might without the benefit of gentle love. “Gentleness is weakeness” has kinda been an unspoken motto. I never even considered it. And I realize now that gentleness is power under the control of love. And that cloak or reins of love is exactly what would benefit those around me the most. Power/strength isn’t what is needed in this world. Gentle love is. ❤❤❤