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Being Meek Is Not Being Weak!
September 19, 2012
, meekness releases the power of God!

Pillar Of Meekness
Salt & Light Volume V, Issue 37 by D. Scott Prindle

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom."
(James 3:13 emphasis mine)

Pillar of Meekness
bike Meekness is the third pillar in the House of Wisdom. This means you value listening to understand over your need to be right.

Easier said then done, especially in the midst of contention, potential adversity and trials. Sometimes things can sour (we'll see a lot of this in the next few weeks leading up to the elections).

Customers get upset, employees feel hurt, and competitors attack. How you respond, not how you react, is the difference maker... whether or not something good will come of it.

When we owned a bike shop, I had the opportunity to build a custom Titanium mountain bike for a customer.

It was not where technology was headed. I knew we were right about this and was tempted to argue the point with him until I won the debate.

"Another's
reality
-their truth-
is what's
important
to them."

But our customer had convinced himself his way was the way to go, so we built him a beautiful $4,000 bike which became obsolete within a year or two. But we won a loyal patron.

We learned that subjective reality has its own set of rules. Another's reality -their truth- is what's important to them.

Remember this. Speak the truth in love for their benefit, but value the meekness of wisdom over your emotional reaction that wants to win an argument.

Good Conduct
How do you respond to insults, injuries, and volatile situations with others? Are you emotional fuel for the fire or a calm, soothing agent?

My flesh impulse is to call down fire from heaven. Right then I have to take a step back and let Christ take a step forward so I can show good conduct when I feel like I'm being challenged.

I must relinquish my control for His control. Otherwise I'll get frustrated, defensive and/or offended.

This is walking in the Spirit or the new man. This is meekness... a strength of character that has a dramatic impact on those it touches.

Whether it's avoiding arguments with customers, empathizing with disgruntled employees, or keeping good relationships with competitors, meekness will earn you a reputation as one who is wise and understanding.

Next week we'll look at the central pillar of Wisdom's House.
scott & laurie prindle

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