My daughter said something very striking to me sometime ago. It was about her periodic test in school. She said; “Daddy, when I was writing my test, someone was telling me the answer in my mind. I think it’s God.” I immediately responded; “Yes, it’s God. It’s the Holy Spirit. That’s how I passed my exams in school too.” My daughter is learning to leverage the Holy Spirit.

Friend, you can live by the answer (John 6:6). The Holy Spirit is our answer. He is our leverage in life and destiny. He helps us to achieve much with little or minimal effort. You cannot achieve the best results with your own effort. Thank God for efforts, but thank God much more for Grace.

When Grace finds you, people would think that you are an expert (John 1:16, 1 Corinthians 15:10). There is a dimension of the operation of the Holy Spirit that causes you to know all things (1 John 2:20). It does not make you omniscient but He makes you tap into the intelligence of God when life throws questions at you. You receive an on-the-spot answer (John 6:6).

The Holy Spirit has not only been given to you to do church. He has also been given you to do life (1 John 2:27). If pastors maximize the Holy Spirit for ministerial exploits, students should leverage Him for academic success, businessmen can leverage Him for business success, politicians can make accurate governmental decisions by simply tapping into His intelligence (Job 32:8).

You need to trust the leading of the Holy Spirit if you would enjoy His help in your daily life. Stop saying; “Something told me…” The Holy Spirit is not a thing, He is a person. He is more real than the person sitting next to you. The Holy Spirit is to us what Jesus Christ was to the disciples in those days and more (John 14:16-17). Why would you trust human teachers and not trust the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 30:20-21)?

You can live by the answer (Isaiah 48:21, Luke 2). There is no point going through life in confusion. Expose every department of your life to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. He won’t force Himself on you unless you allow Him access (Genesis 6:3). His responsibility is to lead. Your responsibility is to yield (Psalms 25:9).

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria