I was going to write about phYchics today, but changed my mind. For one thing, I've mentioned my thoughts and feelings on this before. No need to go there again. So, I'm going to talk about yielding.
Everyone has to yield at some point, to someone or something. We may yield to our spouse's idea about where to go on vacation, we may yield the lead in a conversation to someone, we may yield ourselves to God for His will and His way in our lives. A parent may yield and let a child do something for the 1st time. Yes, we all end up yielding somewhere along the line.
Yet, yielding can be scary. Once you yield, you are not in total control. So, even though you know you avoided chaos by yielding, you can feel deprived, scared, resentful. Assuming we made a good choice initially in what we yielded and to whom, to yield can be freeing, can build trust between two persons, can expand your mind, your circumstances, your experience.
To refuse to yield when the circumstance calls for it, can lead to problems, breakage, discord, unrealized possibilities. Sometimes we just have to let our pride down a little. We have to remember that we are not "in this" alone.
What are your thoughts on yielding? Do you find it hard sometimes? Do you recall a time you are thankful you did yield?