So then, refuse to answer its call to surrender your body as a tool for wickedness. Instead, passionately answer God’s call to keep yielding your body to him as one who has now experienced resurrection life! You live now for his pleasure, ready to be used for his noble purpose. Romans 6:13 TPT
I believe somewhere along the road, we’ve lost the correct definition to the word yield. This word has always meant, to surrender or submit, as to superior power. In the life of a Christian, I am compelled to surrender or submit to the plans and purposes of God. As my dad used to say, “No if, ands or buts about it!” In other words, you can’t stipulate that if it’s not convenient, I’ll opt out.
The great things I can accomplish in life become greater when I allow God the opportunity to work in and through me. Yielding says I set aside my dreams and desires and say, “I am all Yours! I’m all in, spirit, soul and body! Do what You need to do because I make myself available.”
Jesus said, “Greater things than this will you do because I go to my Father.” He left, but we stayed so that the work He started would continue. I have the potential to do great things if I yield to God and His way of doing and being. If I continue in my own ways, seeking after my own desires, then I settle for mediocre. Sorry, but excellence has more value then mediocre.
So I will yield, arms open wide to Your plan for greatness in me. As others look on, may I move over so that You will be all that remains to be seen.