God keeps bringing this up lately...
I do not have a gentle and quiet spirit. If you think you see that in me I can tell you for 100% sure what your seeing is God.
Since I've sensed this is an area that I need to learn more about I've had way to many opportunities to trust God for gentleness.
As always if I'm walking in tune with Lord it goes well. If not, I'm not gentle but instead harsh. Actually I think all that has happened is that the Lord just keeps showing me the habits of harshness I've always had. It's not pretty. I don't want to be harsh anymore. I really want to have a strong, trusting and gentle heart.
One of the verses that's helping me recently is 1 Timothy 6:11:
But you , man of God (daughter of God), flee from this (evil, rebellion)and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love and gentleness.
What I love about gentleness is that it really is about loving the other person. And, I'm very appreciative that the Lord chooses to interact with me in gentleness.
Does anyone else ever get tired of the fact that there is always something more to work through? Sigh...