Read My Background Story Before My Encounter with Jesus
I grew up as the first child in a family of eight comprising of my dad, mum, and my beautiful sisters in the former capital city of Nigeria – Lagos State. My father worked with the Federal Government for so many years until he retired. My mother on her part was for the most part of the period we (the children) were growing up, a petty trader.
We struggled through school as the people in my country were hit severely by the effect of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) introduced by the then military administration. The family depended solely on my father’s monthly income and the little income from mother’s petty trading.The story around my encounter with Jesus will greatly motivate you and encourage you to seek personal encounters with God face to face or through the BibleClick To Tweet
Served With An Eviction Notice
A combination of improper administration of the nation’s resources and economic recession made my father’s monthly income to become irregular. This development badly affected the family and we found it difficult feeding ourselves. Paying the accommodation fees became very impossible and the owners of the property served us with a “pack out” notice.
Things were very tough. My father and mother ran to friends and relatives for help, which came. The accommodation fees and some other debts were settled. This was to be a temporary relief as the worst was yet to come!
A year after my High School (Secondary school) education, my father was retired and gratuity and pensions were not forthcoming from the government. The same old problem reared its head again. Feeding became very difficult and we were served with another “pack out” notice. We finally relocated to a cheaper accommodation on the outskirts of the state where all the necessities of life – electricity, pipe-borne water were missing. Help was no longer coming forth from anybody.
Pains of Godless Living
We were left to “enjoy” the pains of our God-less living. My dad took to farming, mother continued her petty trading, and I gained admission into a higher institution. It was during my time in the higher institution that I began to look at the way we have lived our lives all this while. I began to see in my “inner mind” how real success has eluded us because we chose to put our trust in men – the government, friends, and relatives.
We never had a relationship with God and we really struggled. My lovely and ever-caring dad and mum worked very hard but I realized hard work alone could not bring success.
The Perfect Solution
Finally, I took a decision to find out by all means, the perfect solution to the various problems that surrounded us like a plague. I took a decision to be successful. How was I going to do it – by working hard alone? No. My Dad and Mum worked very hard but achieved moderate results. Maybe I must put my trust in friends, relatives and the government. No. Dad, Mum, and us (the children) trusted them but they failed.
Then, I realized the only thing we never had then, was a relationship with God Almighty. Therefore, I took a decision to develop a relationship with God. I never knew how I was going to do it but all I knew was that if I was going to be successful, I needed to be “Godful”. After I graduated from the higher institution and during the compulsory National Youth Service Programme, God finally helped me to know how I will start a relationship with Him in order to be a success.
In a dream, He revealed Himself to me with some sets of Bible passages; I read these Bible passages repeatedly to get a clear understanding of the meaning and relevance to my cause in life. The Lord finally arrested me a year after and I gave my life to Jesus Christ.
A new chapter was opened in my life and instructions upon instructions have come from the Holy Spirit unto me on so many occasions on how my goal of becoming a success can be achieved. My Dad and Mum are now living their lives for Christ and they are enjoying every bit of this relationship recording outstanding personal results in the process!
Jesus is the Way
“Jesus said unto him, I am the way the truth and the life no man comes unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). Jesus has acted as the Way to the Father for me. I now enjoy a good relationship with the Father, which is very necessary for me to be a success in life.
Today I am not only enjoying my life in Jesus but I am also actively involved in propagating this gospel to the wo0lrd. I believe this story should motivate you to either stick out your neck for Jesus if you don’t know Him already or stay trusting Him if you already know Him.
Can you share with me and others your salvation experience or your encounter with Jesus. How has salvation and Christianity helped you to run towards success? Share your experience in your comment to this post.
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