Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 NLT
The word meek often makes people think of weakness, but the word Jesus used here is far different in meaning. Meekness as Jesus used it could be describing a horse that has been broken to ride or pull a wagon. They are still a horse with all the strength and endurance they had before, but now they are submissive to the one doing the breaking and training. From then on, the rest of their lives as long as they keep engaged in the work they will be meek in the submission of their powerful bodies. They become useful for more than just grazing in a pasture.
Jesus calls us to submit our lives, our loves, and our liberty to Him. When we find the strength to do this, we will forever be changed and submissive to our Master. His will becomes our will. His way our way. His thoughts become our thoughts. We want to do or engage in anything thing that would take us away from God’s desire for us. We may enjoy blessing or carry burdens, but we are meek in our ability to accept whatever comes our way as something He will use in our lives for good.
Jesus modeled this His whole three years of ministry from self-denial during his forty days of temptation to His obedience to the cross. He was meek by choice but never lost His power and His ability to do the Father’s will. You will be blest when you completely surrender to the will of God no matter what comes your way.
The greatness of the man's power is the measure of his surrender.” ― William Booth
“O Holy Spirit, give me a simple heart which will not retire within itself to savor its own sorrows, a heart magnanimous in giving itself, easily moved to compassion, a faithful, generous heart, which does not forget any favor received nor hold resentment for any injuries done to it.”
― Leonce de Grandmaison