Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Romans 6:16
Of Eric Liddell, the missionary and great runner whose story is told in the film Chariots of Fire, someone has said, he was “…ridiculously humble in victory, utterly generous in defeat.” That’s good definition of what it means to be meet. Meekness involves being yield.The world “yield’ has two meanings. The first is negative, and the second is positive. It means “to relinquish, to abandon”; and also “to give.” This is in line with Jesus’ words: “He that loseth [or abandoneth] his life…shall find it” (Matthew 10:39). What a description of Eric Liddell!
We have heard the modern expression, “Don’t fight it-it’s bigger than both of us.” Those who submit to the will of God do not fight back at life. They learn the secret of surrender, of yielding to God. He then fights for us!The Bible says, “For as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity…even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness” (Romans 6:19).
Instead of filling your mind with resentments, abusing your body by sinful diversion, and damaging your soul by will fullness, humbley give all over to God. Your conflicts will diminish, and your sinner tensions will often vanish.Then your life will begin to count for something. It will begin to yield, to produce, to bear fruit. You will have the feeling of belonging to life. Boredom will melt away, and you will become vibrant with hope and expectation. Because you are meekly yielded. You will begin to “inherit the earth” of good things which God holds in store for those who trust Him with their all.