Good morning Church! 

I know one might think the fear of water is just a figment of one’s imagination but this testimony is real. 

I had a fear of water since childhood, maybe from scary stories about water, but the fear didn’t go away as I got older and was super heightened after I watched a music performance of a very popular secular music artist.

From 2018/9, I became afraid of sleeping because of nightmares. I was afraid of looking into a black drum of water, I was afraid of looking at the water under the 3rd Mainland Bridge. 

In 2022, I realized that fear was a major setback in a lot of areas of my life and I started to pray against the spirit of fear. Then came Higher Ground Conference 2022 and I was delivered during Minister Femi Okunuga’s session. I fell down during his ministration and immediately something happened. That fear of water was gone. I also had this desire to learn to swim. I felt empowered! 

I am so grateful to God because He delivered me and reminded me that He sees me and is mindful of me. For a few years, I had screened the type of music I listen to, music videos and movies too. However, since the Higher Ground Conference I became more intentional about gospel music. 

When Minister Femi Okunuga was ministering in church on the 15th of January, I was reminded of how I was delivered and knew I had to testify to the goodness of God. It took a while, but here I am testifying to God’s power to deliver.  Fear – whether real or imagined is not of God – God has not given us a spirit of fear!