I grew up in a Christian home, knowing and learning the word of God from a very young age however, it was not until I was a young teenager that all that I had grown to know began to make any sense to me As a junior high school student then in a Christian school, I was exposed to who Christ is and how to have a personal relationship with Him. I did have a personal relationship with God and He indeed helped me in my studies and all but there came a time where I began to be so concerned about my self-image and I was struggling with a whole lot of things.
I was trying to discover who I really am. I sought my identity in a lot of things from doing extremely well in school to having the 'ideal' slender-look but all this did not seem to satisfy the cry of my heart.
I began to doubt the existence of God and became so bitter and angry at everyone around me. I remember feeling so empty and crying through the night because I felt such pain and loneliness.
Something happened that turned me to the right path of my heart's deepest desires. In the midst of all the darkness I was in, I thought to cry out to God one night.
I remember telling God to prove to me that He really exists and He did. He sure did.
The following day, my grandma who was around for a while at the time walked into my room and after speaking to me, asked if I wanted to accept Christ. Though, I'm sure I had prayed the salvation prayer before, it only all made sense to me that night.
I felt such peace in my heart and joy like never before. I received the Holy Spirit while praying by myself that night; I heard God say to me that He loved me and that broke me.
All of the hurt and bitterness that was in me was melted away and I was so full of God's love. One of the most amazing things was how I was completely set free from the food-disorder I was suffering from! Ever since, its been from glory to glory! I have come to know the Holy Spirit as a friend and I have found my true identity in Christ.
I am so grateful for the opportunity of coming in contact with the ministry and our great man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. I have grown in the word so much, and keep growing each day.