Yielding is an action word, a doing word. When driving our vehicles we notice at the Intersections we are instructed either to stop or to yield; there is a reason for yielding to that instruction!
There are intersections that we encounter throughout each day and too often we do not recognize them as intersections. These are the times when we must decide to do the right thing or to proceed in doing what we know to be a wrong thing. There are no yellow or red signs for our eyes to see, no traffic signal to instruct us what to do; there is only that inner “knowing” that we must do either this or that, and that choice is an "intersection."
For every action there is a reaction. St. Paul said it this way, “What you sow, you will grow.” Alright, I paraphrased what he said as recorded in the texts of Scripture. There it is written this way: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked for whatever a man sows that shall he also reap.” That’s gardening language. God has also advised us that, “As long as the earth shall last seed time and harvest shall not fail.” That is a law of Nature on which we may hang our hats.
Are we not all gardeners in the sense that each day we are planting seeds of good, or seeds of evil, by the actions we choose to do?
We too often feel unnoticed and inconsequential, feeling that what we do, or do not do, doesn’t matter, but it does! We are each one planting the things with which we will live the very life we live. So today, this day, let us yield to the inner knowing of the right thing and plant good seeds for tomorrows experiences.
The choices we make are after all going to be the substance of our reality as we live our life both here on Earth and in the hereafter.
Scripture Validation re: these thoughts:
God said, Genesis 8:22; “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, heat and cold, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.”
Galatians 6:7-9; “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked (He has made the Covenant and so it shall be) for what you sow you will reap. If you sow to your flesh, (or wrong behaviors) you will of your flesh reap corruption; but if you sow to the Spirit, (yielding to what God says is right) you will of the Spirit reap eternal life. SO, let us not be weary in doing what is right, for we will reap good results in harvest time, IF we do not give up and quit.”