As a young adult many years ago, I recall making a left turn at a light while it was yellow. I heard a loud a screech followed by a bump on my rear that propelled me forward. I had just been in an accident. I did not yet have car insurance so my reflex was to hasten my forward momentum. Just then, the Holy Spirit reminded me words my dad said to me as a boy: “Uche, don’t run away from problems. It’s either it (the problem) will kill you, or you will kill it, but don’t run”. I stopped immediately, and called the Police. Oh, the genius of the Holy Spirit.
A few weeks later, I sat in a courtroom with other youngsters. One by one, we were summoned into a room to meet a public defender. The defender offered each one of us a plea bargain. Accept whatever charges are brought against you, he said, and you will only pay a reduced fine and be free to go home. Many believed and plead guilty to minor traffic infractions, unknowingly putting a permanent police record on themselves. I too believed but just then the Holy Spirit brought to my mind something I had learned: “not to settle for less because I am afraid, but to fight all the way. I turned down the plea bargain telling the defendant that I stopped on my own volition and was innocent. The judge agreed with me and promptly dismissed my case.
Bring to Your Remembrance – Not a Small Promise
I didn’t know it then, but had I settled, I would not be able to travel freely around the world for evangelistic missions. Also, I wouldn’t have been able to get the consultancy opportunities that the Lord has used to fund this ministry. The Holy Spirit clearly has a stake in my life, and He does in yours too. Isn’t it life-saving when a scripture you read 3 years ago, comes to mind in troubled times? You then apply it and reap it’s benefits for years to come. That is the genius of the Holy Spirit. As you read, don’t silent that still small voice in your head, telling you not to run from this problem, nor to settle for less.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you – John 14:26