The Bible encourages us to be meek, gentle, quiet, humble and kind. But meek is not a synonym for weak.

Love is not about timidity, passivity, or apathy. Self-discipline is not about inactivity or complacency. God is not inviting us into an absence of the things that matter. He is inviting us into them. Meekness is a godly form of power.

The Spirit of God makes itself known in this world by being different from other worldly perspectives and systems. He is not about oppression or manipulation, but service.

The power of the spirit, love, and self-discipline are influential because they give us the ability to choose the way of wisdom rather than the way of foolishness. Power is not about a worldly position, it is about an abundance of character. Goodness is not about recognition, it is about action and consequences.

When the spirit of God enables us to steward our choices well, we become powerful. We become superheroes. Faith is the substance of a power that transcends the superficial and temporal. By God’s presence, by His Spirit, we are able to be the person God has created us to be. People of peace; a peace much more powerful than aggression. People of courage and hope and truth. First in our own lives and then as agents of influence to those around us.

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
– 2 Timothy 1:7