Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. – Philippians 4:5 NIV
Sometimes we can feel bummed out that we haven’t achieved a goal that we set for ourselves. When that happens, we can ask God if the goal is the right thing we should be pursuing. He knows us better than we know ourselves. Maybe the goal is right, but the timing is off. In that case, we can be gentle and patient with ourselves.
Making our gentleness evident to all includes being gentle with ourselves. There is no need to be hard on ourselves. The Lord is near to us, and is there to guide us. He won’t lead us along a path that is not right. He always guides us in the right direction with perfect timing. Amen.