Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matt.5:5 KJV)
Sometime last year, I heard that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was coming to my area in Lagos Nigeria to teach in a Finance Convention being hosted by Christ Embassy Lagos Zone 5. It was an awesome privilege and opportunity to sit under his ministration live, having just started following him as one of my mentors.
I attended the meetings with a heart full of expectation for definite impartations and to learn by observation how global ministries are run. On reaching there, I met a Christian brother who believes, looks up to me and has identified with our ministry from inception. He has taken it upon himself to clean up and set up our sanctuary every Saturday night preparatory to the Sunday Service even though he was with the Christ Embassy. He ushered me in and sat with me at a very vantage position. As I observe the exquisite environment, I saw some equipment and gadgets that looked strange to me. I was humble enough, without any cognitive over-estimation of who he thought I was, to ask him about the equipment and the functions. My asking has in no small measure empowered my knowledge which we’re employing in our ministry.
In the words of C.S Lewis, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” I’ve discovered that it takes great inner strength to be meek. And it’s a nature that is cultivated which in turn affects your attitude to life in general.
The reward system of meekness makes it imperative for everyone with a sense of destiny to embrace this golden virtue. Hear this: Only the meek milks the abundant resources of the earth.
Unarguably, it wasn’t virginity that qualified Mary for favor to be the mother of Jesus, because there were many of them, but I believe her humility largely triggered the favor. Mary in her Magnificat underscored this when she raised the recognition of her humility as the first point of praise. (Luke 1:48,51)
The beatitudes are rewards of right attitudes of which meekness is fundamental. And this fundamentalism is exemplified by the following right attitudes:
1. It takes meekness to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
2. It takes meekness to be teachable.
3. It takes meekness to submit to mentoring.
4. It takes meekness to abandon old ways or status quo for the new.
5. It takes meekness to accept your ignorance and identify those that know the right ways.
6. It takes meekness to accept your vulnerability and reach out for help.
7. It takes meekness to ask questions or ask for help. “Asking is a proof of humility.” – Dr. Mike Murdock.
8. Meekness remains the catalyst for self-awareness which is a sine qua non in the school of success.
Nothing multiplies grace like meekness and it is grace that makes great. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you today. Meekness is a fruit of the Spirit. Also, in partnership with the Holy Spirit, learn and nurture obedience, just like Christ did, until it becomes your manifesting nature.
Your inheritance in destiny shall not elude you!
To your meekness ,