Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, Folorunso Alakija, has in a church service narrated how God stopped her from using jewelry.
While preaching in a Lagos church on Sunday, November 28, the Founder of Rose of Sharon Group said it took 10 days for God to make her stop using jewelry completely.
According to her, she used to love jewelry a lot and had different pieces to match her outfits until she had the turning point experience.
According to Church Times, she said, “I used to love jewelry. I had all kinds and the jewelry had to match every cloth I wore. In those days I used to tell God not to take jewelry from me. If anybody had come to me and told me not to wear jewelry, I would not have listened to the person. I would have wondered where that person is coming from. But by the time God started dealing with me on it, I had no option but to do away with it.”
Alakija, who is one of the wealthiest woman in Africa, said the change started when she started bleeding from her ear lobe one night.
“That night I just suddenly found I was bleeding from my ear lobe. I did not sleep with earrings that night so I wondered what could have caused the bleeding. My ear lobe became sticky. When soap touched it while I was having my bath, it was hurting,” she said.
The clergywoman said before that experience, her younger sister reached out to her and said she dreamt that her earlobe had cut.
“That dream was almost becoming a reality. At a particular time when we were praying, a nephew of mine asked if I put lipstick on my earlobe because it had become red. The experience was not funny. But to cut a long story short, it took ten days for God to deal with me. Finally, I gave it up. Now I am free,” she added.