Yield sign on a residential street

What is the purpose of a yield sign? According to SafeMotorist.com, “A yield sign calls on the driver to do the following: Slow down, defer to oncoming or intersecting traffic, stop when necessary, proceed when safe, and remain aware of oncoming vehicles.”

If you fail to yield to other drivers who have the right of way, you risk causing a collision that could have serious ramifications.

Yielding doesn’t generally mean that you come to a complete stop, waiting for something to happen, you keep moving forward.

What we know about yielding in the driving realm, does help us to understand a little about what yielding looks like in the spiritual realm. In order to be victorious in the Christian life you must yield as well. You don’t come to a complete stop waiting for God to show you something, but you do need to slow down; deferring to His direction.