To Die Sick, A Win-Win

Photo of a frustrated fellow

I was brought up in the Church amidst raised up ‘Holy hands’. As for me, Christianity and all its doctrines was a fairy tale which I had a perfect plan around. Because if heaven and hell were by any chance real – you need a grand plan to secure eternal bliss. In my opinion, however, this plan had to ensure you get the best of both worlds – earth realm and eternity

At the young age of ten, I had my plan ‘to die sick’. I reasoned that on the sick bed, I could pray, give my life to Jesus Christ and thereafter go to heaven. This for me meant that I could spend my lifetime enjoying life unrestrained! Whatever my mind imagined would not be out of my reach. I could go to the best parties, have all the men I wanted and do whatever is necessary to live the ‘ glam’ life. A perfect win – win plan.

On the 7th of November, not too long after I turned thirteen,  I almost died from a critical illness due to a drug reaction. My mother was the first to notice the critical symptoms. On the hospital bed, I couldn’t breathe not to mention pray. It never crossed my mind, I was struggling for every next breath – The doctors in the hospital had lost hope. My Father put a call through to Pastor Adeboye, explaining the situation. Pastor Adeboye prayed for me, leading me to declare: ‘I SHALL NOT DIE BUT LIVE TO DECLARE THE WORKS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING, IN JESUS NAME.’ He also gave prophetic instructions that ice be placed on my belly. Thereafter, I fell sound asleep . When I awoke, I was completely healed. All Glory to God!

Back at home, I kept playing the scenario over and over again in my head – I ACTUALLY almost died! I couldn’t believe it. I knew I could have gone to hell had I died. So why did God save me? I really was an unruly youth with no true fear of God. In my mind, there was no goodness in me to qualify me for this outright display of love, mercy and grace.

For the first time in my life, I began to understand what it means for God to love me unconditionally and I wanted more and more of this love. Locked up in my room, I dug into His word for hours. I was simply searching and one day the reality of His love hit me. I broke down in tears in my room and told God He could have me forever. From that point in time, I became His alone.  I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and invited Him to reign in my heart. I have never been the same. He is simply the best thing that has ever happened to me.

My monument is the 7th of every month, thanking God for His MIGHTY DELIVERANCE! Cheers to a God that loved me so unconditionally to save me out of the clutches of death even when I never cared who He was.


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