I was in class 5 (preparing to go to class 6) at this point. I used to have very serious migraines—a migraine is the (closest) word to explain the pain I was feeling. I used to cry for hours and hours because of the pain. No one understood the pain I was going through. This pain used to happen literally every day—right after school. After a few months of no solution, my mum and I began to pray about this every single day! Like many “baby” Christians, we think that after praying for a few weeks, God will do a miracle; then all your pains are wiped away. Don’t get me wrong! God has the power to heal all our hurt and pains instantly. In fact, the battle against the enemy is already won. But we have to possess that victory and take it by force. The enemy would not sit idle for you to enjoy! Oh no! He is fighting for what is ours.
I cannot even begin to express how much my life is a testimony. On all accounts I consider myself a living testament to God’s grace. How?
Let’s take the life threatening near death experiences. I have been rescued from attacks from wild poisonous animals in the most peculiar manner. In total darkness, my brother (who is hardly focused on me) would point out a creature that is often close to me and ready to pounce, before it gets the chance to attack me. This has happened enough times for me to see a trend. Also in relation to near death experiences, I used to suffer from sever anxiety attacks. One such attack had me in the back of an ambulance on oxygen, holding on to all I know dear. Yet the Holy Spirit stood by me and said that He will not allow any evil to befall me.
I don’t remember the exact date when I became ‘born again’. I know a lot of people celebrate that as an anniversary but sadly I can’t recall. What I remember is how I got deeper into His word and that is my testimony.
Recently a preacher mentioned something about Hannah that struck me. In 1 Samuel 1, we see Hannah who desperately wanted a child and had to endure the taunting of Peninah. What a thorn in the flesh! That must have been a painful thing to go through. But Hannah fueled all her pain into seeking God and praying. Maybe we need something as a reminder to push us deeper into prayer. To travail like Hannah in tough times while enduring the pain. Just like everyone else, I have had my share of difficult times for a few years. But I believe God ordains such times to draw us closer to Him and build up our faith. Those experiences were my Peninah and boy did it work! After my final results came in after medical school, I packed up and went straight home. No chilling. No photoshoots. NOTHING!
2. Many young people wonder if it’s possible to walk pure in this generation of ours. Can you share with us your testimony and how God empowered you to do this?
I sincerely believe it is possible to walk purely, regardless of what generation we are a part of. God empowered by Husband and I to walk that path for 4 years and 9 months before getting married, and He can do so with anyone! After reading Eric and Leslie Ludy’s ‘When God writes your love story ‘ , and Joshua Harris’ I kissed dating Goodbye, I was fully convinced that it was NOT impossible. Reading those two books fueled my resolve to ‘keep’ myself, NOT for my Husband, but for God. That He would be glorified in EVERY aspect of my life. This was all the way back in my second year in High School…
I however had one challenge in that I couldn’t submit any of my assignments. I sent them to a friend to submit both my assignment and exams, but unfortunately he couldn’t submit one of my assignments and that was the only assignment we had done in that course so it made me worried and very restless.
I called out to my savior once again, and the one whom I thought I could use insults to provoke his manifestation, showed up in his love and mercy, with a second chance in his hand which I took without a second thought, and the same day, I was discharged from the hospital.
One prayer I said during the dark times was that may I remember this experience as a testimony and not for pain. I asked the Lord to make this experience a seed that will destroy the devil’s plans not only in my life but other who hear it. And the Lord answered me.