Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. - Matthew 5:5
The meek are willing to submit their life to the will of God. Whatever plans and desires, goals and dreams you have, someone who is meek holds them openly and loosely before God. It is God’s will they are ultimately concerned with and submissive to. The meek person finds their joy in obedience to God and is often not a miserable person. Life may not always seem to go their way, in fact often times it doesn’t but the Lord gives them a promise that the meek, “shall inherit the earth.” One day God will reward the meek with an unfading crown of glory for their perseverance and faith. The meek will not only be blessed in this life by so much more in the life to come.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:6-7
The meek are willing to trust their life into the care of God. How much energy do you expend trying to secure provisions, control outcomes or manage people’s perceptions of you? The meek trust God’s promises that He will provide, protect, and defend. We must roll our burdens onto the Lord for He is the only one able to carry them. Many of us are walking around trying to carry boulders and we need to roll them onto the Lord and trust Him with our messy lives. God may not always fix our lives but He can carry the burden for us when we trust in Him.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. - Psalm 37:5
Meekness is an attitude of humility, submissiveness, and expectant trust towards God while also an attitude of patience, gentleness, and kindness towards others. Blessed are we when we submit to God’s will, trust our lives to His care, and show gentle kindness to people we interact with. A.W. Tozer sums up the meek this way,
“The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. Rather he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life. He knows he is as weak and helpless as God declared him to be, but paradoxically, he knows at the same time that he is in the sight of God of more importance than angels. In himself, nothing; in God, everything. That is his motto.”