He came speeding through the traffic circle,

Not bothering to look for others or to yield before he accelerated around the circle.

Fortunately I shouted “look out” as my husband slammed on the brakes of his car.

We know this traffic circle pretty well, as we use it almost daily.

There are four on/off ramps.

Most people seem to obey the “yield” signs and the circle operates as it was intended to.

Last Sunday this was not the case.

We were on our way home from church and casually talking when this white car came straight across from one off ramp…through the middle of the circle…and off at the opposite ramp. It left those of us in the circle “shaken”.

I’m not sure where he was going in such a hurry, but he was driving not only recklessly, but also irresponsibly.

His “un”yielding caused chaos in the circle and a high chance of an alarming accident.


It dawns on me that the same principle applies to me.

I have a choice daily to yield to the Spirit of God.

As I yield, I am able to deny myself and think of others first, love the unlovely, forgive, hold my tongue, and eliminate mistakes that I would surely make when I depend upon myself and my own strength.

I don’t want to enter other’s lives and cause chaos and roadblocks.


Yielding helps us to slow down and take a look around ourselves.

“Stop and smell the roses” and see the beautiful blessings all around us.

Yielding leads to laying a beautiful foundation

In doing things God’s way…for God’s purposes…and God’s design.


Luke 6:47-48

“As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.”

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