Daily Reflections

Learn to Yield

August 17, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. —Philippians 2:4

Do you consciously look out for the welfare and interests of others above your own interests, or are you protective of your time, your rights, your reputation, your way?

Think about your relationships at work or at home. Do you insist that others do things your way? So many times what we’re insisting on isn’t a matter of right and wrong but instead one of preference and opinion. We need to learn to say, “It doesn’t have to be my way. Your way is okay, too.” We need to defer and yield to the interests of others.

I’m so thankful that Jesus was willing to surrender His way, to give up His own rights, His own reputation, and to sacrifice His life to serve us so that we could have eternal life. I want the way I interact with others to follow His example—that I would be a sensitive, tender-hearted, serving, kind, surrendering, and loving servant for His sake.

Make it Personal

What are some ways you could put aside your wants today and instead yield to the interests of others?