Yield signs are usually found at the intersection where roads merge. Typically, one road deadends into another, warning drivers of possible oncoming traffic. Instead of a sign, some states use flashing red lights that serve the same purpose. However, when two individuals meet, there is no sign. Rather, there is an invisible set of unspoken rules.
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble,” James 4:6.
When it comes to submission, especially for woman, times have changed. Perhaps, the world is trying to cancel the truths of the Bible, referring to it as sexist and out of date. Whatever the reason, submission in the spiritual sense is like obeying an invisible yield sign. This act is symbolic of humility, opening the door for God’s favor. Considering others more important than your own needs and wants honors the invisible yield.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, Philippians 2:3.
The greatest obstacle to submitting to God is the “what’s in it for me” mindset. This mentality is aided by the notion what have you done for me lately God? This selfish consciousness blinds many from putting others first. Subsequently, a me first focus permeates throughout most cultures. This byproduct has deteriorated ethics, morals and standards nationwide. Only a spiritual transformation will change this current trend and lead to the invisible yield, submitting to God.
by Jay Mankus