NOT WORTH IT!
One of the most heart breaking stories I’ve read recently is that of a UK labour Member of Parliament who through a series of choices, actions and words found herself in a very embarrassing situation that has ruined her political and legal career.
The labour MP, Fiona Onasanya, was accused of colluding with her brother to avoid having three points added to her driver’s licence by claiming that a former lodger had been driving her Nissan Micra when it was found travelling at 41mph in a 30mph zone. The police however established the former lodger was in Russia at the time of the offence. When Fiona Onasanya was finally interviewed by police, she refused to say who was driving.
The court heard that part of the investigation examined mobile phone site evidence. It showed both of Ms Onasanya’s mobile phones connecting with masts in the area close to the traffic camera at the time it was triggered. Her case became increasingly difficult to sustain when, during the first trial, her former head of communications Christian DeFeo came forward to tell the police the MP had been at his home near the speed camera, on the night it was activated. Ms Onasanya however claimed in court she did not know who was driving the car and that she had never asked her brother about the incident. During the second trial, she said she must have been a passenger in the car, which was being driven by her brother.
The sad development of this situation is very upsetting as I personally find it difficult to understand why admitting the offence of over speeding which would just have attracted 3-points on a driver’s license would be less attractive than lying and jeopardising both a bright legal and political career.
Without speaking to the lady involved, I wouldn’t want to judge but couldn’t but learn a lesson or two from the incidences and choices made along the way by this young lady. The word of God makes it clear that there are things to do to see good. Read with me;
“Who is the man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.” Psalm 34:12-13
When we deliberately keep our tongue from evil and choose not to allow our lips speak lies, we position ourselves to live a good life that yields length of days in the good place God has put us in.
Fiona MP had a huge prospect as a young parliamentarian, that has now been ruined. Her wrong action with an inconsequential incident has created a life-changing consequence for her.
I pray that we will not lose the opportunities God brings our way and that we will not embarrass ourselves or our God wherever God places us. As much as you have within you, say the truth always.
God is on your side!