Nichola Banna- I Used to Smoke, Masturbate before I Met Jesus
Banna was named City People Revelation of the Year[English] at the City People Awards held in October
I am sharing this testimony because I want to honour the one behind the transformation in my life. I have always been a God fearing girl, my relationship with the Holy Spirit is one that gets stronger by the day. I’m grateful for being connected to a great man of God David Ibiyeomie whom through his teachings and books have brought me closer to God. There’s a difference between having a relationship with the Holy Spirit and being religious. Am glad I can boldly say I belong to Jesus Christ because I really fear and try my best to obey all I see in His word with the Help of my Sweet Holy Spirit. Before now I was just that young girl that wanted everything some girls thought are the priorities in life.So back then I dated married men whom will end up loving me so much and doing all I asked, thereby spending less time with their wives. Back then it felt good to be loved and taken care by someone’s husband and it seemed normal.But as God may have it, I became born again attended WOLBI (WORD OF LIFE BIBLE SCHOOL )in Salvation Ministries. I encountered light and stopped everything that has to do with married men and all they had to offer despite the pressure. I became content with what I have and trust me God didn’t lie when He said that He will provide everything I needed if I seek Him first. Letting go of that completely doesn’t make me a perfect girl because no one is perfect but it felt good to go into a covenant with God and watch Him fulfill His own part.The transformation didn’t end there because I still had other things I was doing that didn’t glorify God. I use to smoke and masturbate a lot and that made me have fewer friends because I didn’t want the dirty habits known publicly. Though After WOLBI, I stopped smoking and masturbating for a while, after some time, I backslid and became worst with the habits. I smoke all the time coupled with the challenges I was going through then. In the midst of this, I still loved God, kept praying and asking for mercy especially after each action. I am grateful to God because I know He has healed me completely and this is the proof that I’m free from that demonic influence because it was a big battle for me to testify openly. I practiced this secretly because I didn’t want my sister to know about it and especially the public, I didn’t want to mislead my fans because everyone’s grace differs.Please, this is to encourage you, no matter what you are doing don’t let go of God’s hands, keep striving to be better. Again for the ones that still date married men cause of money, please stop because the consequences are generational. Same money you will get if you work hard and be content. I wish I can explain better than this but am not a pastor, am just a young girl that has surrendered totally to the Lordship of our Lord Jesus Christ. And for those struggling to stop any habit, don’t be too hard on yourself. Just keep asking the Holy Spirit for help. One day you will testify like me. My testimony isn’t here for you to judge me or unfriend me because the truth is bitter. I am not judging anyone as well. I believe there’s hope for everyone.
If I can be better trust me you can be as well. Heaven is real, God is real. Am glad I belong to Jesus Christ and He doesn’t judge me. He is your father. Go to Him however you are, He won’t let you down. Please instead of castigating me, take the lesson and keep praying for everyone out there. We all are on a battlefield. God bless you all. #JesusisLord #mytestimony #notasaintoo #nwachinemere
Banna wrote on her Instagram Account