Is your head throbbing as if you've spent the whole day banging your head against a wall? "Why can't I get through to people? Why don't they listen or do what they're told? What more can I do?" you moan.
When God says something once, it's important. When He says it twice, it's crucial. He showed two separate scriptures which say, "Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great." (2 Samuel 22:36; Psalm 18:35). Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
It was the scene in the Bible where the apostles had been fishing all night and caught nothing. Jesus called to them. "'Friends, haven't you any fish?' ‘No,' they answered. He said,"Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes."(John 21:5-6, kjv).
For our purposes, let's say there are two ways we can influence (or catch) people. It can be done through the power of the flesh, banging your head against the wall, or through the power of the gentleness of His Spirit. As the prophet Zechariah said, Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Have you been trying to get things done by casting your "net" out the wrong side of the boat...the side of fleshly power or control? If so, try fishing out the other side...the side of His gentleness. You may be astounded at the "catch.
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