But I Don't Feel Gentle

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Does gentleness ooze from the your core? Practice gentleness intentionally. Lysa offers a tip that makes it easier to do so.

I can perform random acts of gentleness. But, gentleness doesn’t ooze from the core of who I am. Hi, I’m Lysa TerKeurst with Proverbs 31 Ministries. Can you relate to this?

This is especially true if I get stressed OR if I get sleepy.  Something from the Bible that’s been really tugging at my heart lately is this: “Let your gentleness be evident to all.”

Yes, I want to be a gentle woman—even when things bump into my happy and make me feel anything but gentle.

I am capable of being gentle; I just have to intentionally practice it. And I can do this by practicing another word from the same place in the Bible: Rejoice. The more my heart’s parked in a place of thanksgiving and rejoicing the less room I have for grumpiness.

And the more I rejoice, the more I keep things in perspective, and the more gentle I become.

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