A reminder to keep fighting the good fight

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 21, 2013

Regardless of who you are and what ministry you labor in, I’m
sure that most people get tired of doing what is good. Being discouraged is something that can hinder your Christian walk and make you think, “Am I really in God’s Will for my life?” It’s then that God, the Great Encourager, will step in and let you see the fruit of your labor.
At just the right time, He will allow you to reap a sample of the harvest that is yet to come if we don’t give up.
Such an incident happened to me Tuesday at the Esplanade Mall. Jeanne wanted to do some shopping, and as she was doing her thing, I was doing mine — waiting impatiently. While walking to kill time, I crossed paths with a young, smiling African-American man.
I said hello, and he immediately stopped and said, “Mr. Keller! Do you remember me?” Before I could answer, he said, “I’ve been drug-free for over two years.” “What’s my name?” he asked, knowing I didn’t remember. “Well,” I answered, “if you forgot, I’m not going to remind you.” “I’m Geonie Johnson,” he said proudly. “I met you at Fontainebleau Treatment Center.” He shared that he had been drug-free ever since then.
“What was your drug of choice at that time?” I asked. “Crack cocaine and marijuana,” he answered. “Do you go to any self-help meetings?” I asked. “No, Mr. Keller. God took the urge to do drugs away from me, and I never looked back.”  
We chatted for a few minutes, and then he said, “I have to go to work.”
I asked for his permission to write this article, and he agreed, with an excitement that comes after a miracle in a person’s life.
As we parted, I was reminded by the Holy Spirit of Hebrews 6:10, “God is fair; He will not forget the work you did and the love you showed for Him by helping His people.”
I needed to be reassured by Geonie’s testimony that we must keep on keeping on and “…run the race that is before us and never give up.” – Hebrews 12:1.
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