In the midst of last week’s activity, the Lord spoke an interesting word to me: YIELD!
To better understand why He spoke that particular word, I set out to clarify its meaning. YIELD – to give over; surrender, to make room for somethingor someone; to concede and be willing to agree; to be flexible under stress.
At the same time, I also saw the familiar red road sign that says “YIELD”. The revelation re the significance of this word is related to stubbornness. A stubborn person is quite obstinate and self-willed. Refusal to yield to God, or others can be costly. Take time to weigh the cost or consequence of your “being right”. How right do you want to be? As I was pondering that question, 3 different people requested prayer because they had been in car accidents. Someone had refused to yield and give the other person the right of way. Yikes!
The price of such stubbornness in the natural is apparent :damaged cars, whip lash, broken bones etc. Not so apparent,but just as real, is the impact on relationships, finances, etc.
Alas, how much more the spiritual cost of being right which we may not immediately see. Wisdom is needed as somethings are best resolved with the heart….rather than the mind.
“Now do not be stiff-necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the LORD; and enter His sanctuary, which He has sanctified forever, and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of His wrath may turn away from you.” 2 Chron 30:8
“But no, my people wouldn’t listen. Israel did not want me around. So I let them follow their blind and stubborn way, living according to their own desires.” Ps 81:11, 12
“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” Prov 16:25