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Practicing The Skill of Acquiescing.

By Jenrene

Practicing The Skill of Acquiescing.

Acquiesce. It means to yield without protest. A lot said in one small word, huh?  I know. I have struggled unknowingly with this concept for several years. I have been known to be a perfectionist  in my latter days. I am much better, now. Thank God. Perfectionists, expecially, but just about anyone  find it very hard to yield. Yielding… has become a way of life for the person who has learned to acquiesce.

Why yield,  you ask…?

Well.. yielding allows you to make room for understanding. If you make room for a spirit of understanding, you make way for a heart that is open to being molded and guided in the direction of God’s plan.  Having been tossed about and treated unfairly in the past and even now in the present, I don’t dwell on what’s being done wrong towards me. I ask God instead: Why is this happening to me? Is there a lesson I should be learning from this?   I choose not to  protest, but  ask God for  insight into my life lesson.

I  have been in some places where yielding may have actually saved my life. Everything…and I do mean everything, used to be a protest. If I didn’t like it, I would say something. If I didn’t get it, I would tell someone why I thought I deserved it. It was haughtiness, for sure.  Some , may call it arrogance. I called it wanting what I wanted. When I didn’t get it, I would protest. To God, man , friends, family – whomever… and then, I’d have a pity party because I felt sorry for myself. But the Bible says in Proverbs 16:17-18 “…he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. Pride cometh before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction.” I am committed to “keeping my way. Even when I don’t know or trust where (my way) is going.

How about you? Another definition  of acquiesce means: to agree with reluctance. Reluctance to me, was a VERY big word.  What are we usually reluctant about? When things don’t go our way, when we feel slighted, when we feel we aren’t heard, validated or we are ignored. Interesting…yes.. although we hate to admit it, choosing to acquiesce may mean you make room for a humbled heart.

An acquiescent nature can be very accommodating, affirming, supportive or just plain grateful.  Throw in a bit of humility and graciousness to the picture and you will have a spirit of cooperation. Who wouldn’t want such skill added to our relationships? Sadly enough, we tend to see  less and less of these gestures in our everyday lives.

I look at these words (above) and I think about God’s mercy towards me. I really messed up this past week with something bad. But God is so loving with me, He simply desired I repent and once I was back in right standing with Him and addressed the issue at hand with humility, I was fine. Jehovah Tsidkenu is His name. The Lord our Righteousness. I even had my peace of mind back. Quickly. I am continually praying for God’s grace and mercy to follow me~ all the days of my life. Without it, I am not able to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s intervention when it’s needed. Having  the Holy Spirit’s involvement in your day to day affairs can mean the difference between relationships healed, mended, forgiven and renewed – or living life full of misery fear, and desperation.

Trust God, today- and in the spirit of being obligated towards God to think on pure things ( Phil. 4:8) , pledge to God today that you will be committed to His will, His ways and His word. Acquiesce.  Let God show you how submission can be a crown on your head and His peace –  a jewel on your crown. In His Light, you will begin to feel more efficient  and sufficient than you have ever known.

Job 29:14
“I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.”


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