I have prayed about having a quiet and gentle spirit for years.  Until a #SheReadsTruth study on the fruit of the spirit, I never connected it to fruit.  One side of me would joke and say that, that particular tree is the smallest in my garden, but God wants us to bear good fruit. 

I love this devotional, you can be a bug squisher or a bug saver and still have a gentle spirit. 
GENTLENESS by Vivian Mabuni I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love… – Ephesians 4:1-2, ESV Helen’s eyes were kind and steady. Deep, deep brown like a doe. I admired everything about her. We spent my first year of college in Bible study together and had grown to become good friends. The college ministry we were involved with sent students all over the country and around the world on summer missions. Most of our friends were off to those exciting, exotic locales serving God and we were stuck back at home taking summer school classes and working. We decided to stay connected and support each other throughout that summer by……

I need to clear the air with a couple of people, and I am needing a gentle answer.