Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 11, 2022

When Yield Invites Abundance

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” Psalm 27:14 (ESV)

Driver’s education class was my fave in school, and I couldn’t wait to finish the course, take my test and sit behind the wheel all alone. Driving in the city was a little more challenging. I completely got what red stop signs or lights meant. I totally didn’t get what those yellow yield signs and caution lights meant. Unfortunately, I usually ignored them – not a good thing.

Yield is definitely not our usual go to thing, which is exactly the reason these yellow signs and lights were created. Dangerous intersections were commonplace. Arguments arose over who was at fault when accidents happened. So a police officer came up with the right solution – yield signs could cause drivers to slow down and prevent tragic accidents. One year after the first yield sign was put into place, the results were amazing. Not only did it lessen accidents, but it blocked dangerous areas.

Who would have thought yellow could do so much? If you’re like me, you probably enjoy go much better. If I’m really honest, I’d say I don’t like red at all. I’d much rather keep moving forward despite the protection that can be unveiled in slow down, danger is ahead and some things are about to change.

Rather than avoid yellow let’s learn to embrace yield. Let’s not run ahead when God is saying “proceed with caution.” Let’s slow down and examine what’s going on around us before we plunge forward. Let’s not get hung up on surrender and relinquish when yield can be more fruitful.

Deep lessons are learned in the wait and caution. Incredible truths we would have missed had we kept pressing on. God desires for us to avoid dangerous intersections that cross our journey in life. He wants us to avoid the devastation of tragic consequences. Takes courage, discipline and awareness to unpack the obvious right before our eyes. Requires unshakeable trust to allow God to move us instead of self.

Yellow never looked so good to this God loving girl who has struggled through but found He is faithful and true. Gotta love His divine protection even when we tune out the danger. Grateful for His wisdom and discernment. Cherishing His grace for moments when my persistence overrides what God knows is best. Learning not to ignore the prompting in my spirit that births His goodness.

“Sweet Jesus, we are truly independent beings – bent on going our own way – sheep wandering off. Praising You for being my good Shepherd who protects me from self.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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