By Nathan LaGrange
Asking God to merge into what we're already doing is a rather dangerous idea on this road of life.
Too many times we're multiple miles into a predetermined adventure and destination when we first think of including God on the trip.
Or worse yet, we're headed in the opposite direction trying desperately to justify our disobedience hoping God will eventually merge into our new trajectory. That was Jonah's issue and obviously ended in a blubbery mess. What makes us think our lives will be different?
Patiently knowing the right direction and purposefully getting right results could partially be helped with obeying one often ignored sign:
Yield means you gotta stop and consider if there's conflict before moving forward. It also means there might be something specific that is expected out of your life. All our plans should be submitted to a bigger plan. If we want our lives to produce (yield) something that lasts, we have to stop (yield) to the Maker of all our lives.
We gotta Yield2Yield.
So are you yielded to Christ? Not in just a one time prayer or emotional moment but in an ongoing repentance of yourself and a submission to His good and perfect will for your life? If not, what or who have you yielded to? I am asking myself these questions daily.
And secondly, what are you yielding? What are you producing with this life? Is it fruit fit for a hungry King or fodder fit for a hungry culture? Easy to get caught up in the things of this world and miss out on the Kingdom. In the words of C.S. Lewis, “Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.”
A yielded life yields life. Stopping to listen intimately to God and then lean authentically on one another will give us the opportunity to live fully and unashamedly for the rest of our days.
Yield2Yield. Let the new adventure begin in our lives all over the city...