“Meek” the meaning 3/16

Emmet Fox writes in the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ his interpretation of the meaning of the word meek. He states:

“It is a combination of open-mindedness, faith in God, and the realization that the Will of God for us is always something joyous and interesting and vital and much better than anything we could think of for ourselves.”

I love this and I can completely relate.

Sometimes surrendering to gods will has felt very painful to me. But that was only because of the resistance and fear I felt while doing it.

When I accepted my powerlessness over drugs and booze and surrendered to god…then and only then could the beauty begin.

As a result of that surrender… more and more joyous, vital and interesting things have become a part of my everyday.

Gods will is beautiful when I trust it.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

15 thoughts on ““Meek” the meaning 3/16

  1. This post made me tear up. The rebellious me kept me in a prison of sorts. I felt if I didn’t control things on my own, I would lose my freedom. But on the contrary, control was my ball and chain. Allowing God to work in me and through me, has been the best decision ever made. It took me 61 years to finally realize that I was not fully committed to God. But I am now. Still a work in progress. Great post. 💕

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      1. Yes. I have memorized and studied it. I think you would enjoy The Chosen. The entire series (3 seasons) is free on the Angel Studios app. Season 2 is buildup for the sermon on the mount and season 3 is presentation. Well worth the watching. It was very powerful and healing for me.😃❤️

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  2. This is a wonderful reflection, Danielle. I interpret this not as a former drinker but as a struggling parent and the message is the same. Letting go sometimes is the most freeing act of all. 🙏

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    1. Wayne Dyer talked about how when a woman is pregnant- for the most part we just let nature take its course. We are not constantly worrying if the baby will have a nose or a mouth we just trust that things will work out and the baby will be born (healthy). But then he says we take the baby once born and kind of say “ok god we got it from here” Ha!
      I always thought that was funny.
      I have struggled letting go and trying not to control my son but yet teach and guide.
      I also had to learn – I cannot cheat him out of his own pain. He had to learn everything- I couldn’t learn it for him.
      Parenting is such a good place for us to learn to lean into god.❤️
      Much love and blessings to you and your son🙏

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      1. “I cannot cheat him out of his own pain… I couldn’t learn it for him.”

        Such profound words, Danielle. 😊🙏


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