Is there such thing as being too gentle?
Throughout my life I have been considered gentle. While that may be true, I think some of that has been confused with shyness, timidity and fear of “rocking the boat”.
As I learn, grow, and become more self aware; I have come to even more fully come to the conclusion that I want to live my life reflecting Christ in ways that are labelled “The fruits of the spirit”. Basically qualities within a person that reflect their character.
But, how do I ensure healthiness within myself and my relationships in my life? How do I distinguish between what is gentleness versus what is not.
Gentleness is not being indirect
Gentleness is not avoiding the truth
Gentleness is not non- confrontational
Gentleness does not equate to boring
Gentleness can be reflected in all personality types, all lines of works, all positions of power and non-power
Gentleness is leading all interactions with love and grace. With listening ears, and boldness to speak
Gentleness is exercising self-control in the face of anger
Exuding kindness in the face of hurt
Gentleness is being love to those who perhaps feel unloved
May I reflect this “fruit” in spirit and in truth.
With love and thankfulness.