Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23 ESV

So just the other day, my brother fed our dogs. Some hours later, one of them threw up the food it had eaten. When I came back, it was licking the vomit. Disgusting right? Well that’s what we do when we go back to the old mess we vowed not to return to. Your vomit could be theft, depression , fornication, addictions, you name it. Are you at the brink of going back? Have you tried several methods and it seems they’re not working so you want to give in? This is for you…

Fools are famous for repeating their errors, like dogs are known to return to their vomit.

Proverbs 26:11 TPT

Below are some tips that’ll help you stay clean:

  • Accept Christ into your life: you need to understand that you can’t do this by yourself. You’ll need all the help you can get and Jesus Christ is ever ready to offer that help. You can start by praying this prayer: “Father I acknowledge that I am a sinner, that Jesus died for me, that you raised him from the dead. Father please forgive me. I accept Jesus today as my Lord and my Saviour. Amen. ”
  • You must be willing : to change and drop these bad habits. The Holy Spirit is a perfect gentleman. He won’t force anything on you. As he’s working on your inside, he expects you to work it out.
  • Avoid being idle at all times :like the popular saying goes “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop“. Keep yourself busy by listening to edifying songs, watching sermons instead of wasting your data on things that won’t benefit you, studying the word, meditating on the Word . You don’t know how to meditate? Let me give you a hint : You know how you worry about things, well instead of worrying about those things, it’ll be the Word of God this time. Ruminate on it.
  • Observe the Cycles: As I sit here listening to Jonathan McReynolds Cycles, here’s something he said that you might not have paid attention to – see the devil, he learns from your mistakes. Even if you don’t.. That’s how he keeps you in cycles. Think about what caused you to fall or go back the last time.(James 4:17)
  • Be mindful of the triggers :Triggers are those things that cause you to fall. Possibly bad company or too much of social media or even certain movies you watch. There’s always a trigger!
  • Be accountable : be responsible to someone. Tell someone you really trust can help you about your struggles. You both could pray together concerning it too. Ask God to help you choose the right person.
  • Yield: You cannot help yourself so yield to GOD.

So there you have it.No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; He’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; He’ll always be there to help you come through it (1 Corinthians 10:13 MSG) . So be strong! In my next post I’ll be dropping some insightful music artistes and some of their songs. Let’s have fun!I really hope this was helpful. Don’t forget to share to someone you love and drop your ideas in the comment section.

18 responses to “Don’t be like the dogs…”

  1. Destiny Ikpotokin Avatar
    Destiny Ikpotokin

    Thanks for this ma’am!!!🤗😍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Victor Oghenekaro Avatar
    Victor Oghenekaro

    This is very insightful,thanks for sharing ma’am.

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  3. writtenbydinla Avatar

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts…. if everyone could read this, maybe the world would be a better place.

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    1. braimohgodsglory Avatar

      Thank God for Inspiration!


  4. Truth Avatar

    Vry insightful

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  5. Uyinor A. Avatar
    Uyinor A.

    Nice one, Mama. I was blessed indeed. That part about meditation (substituting God’s word for the noxious thoughts)…💕. Do keep up, please. God bless!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Oyindamola Avatar

    Nice Share, so inspiring, I pray your life will keep glorifying God

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ebunoluwa Avatar

    Its really encouraging, and i love it

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Alexis Avatar

    Awesome. More insights in Jesus’ name.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. God's own Avatar
    God’s own

    Nice one

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Toluwalope Avatar

    Thank you God’s Glory. Thank God

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Victory Jesumen Avatar
    Victory Jesumen

    This is beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Adeyi Victor Avatar
    Adeyi Victor

    Insightful. God bless you ma and open to you more streams of Divine wisdom. Keep up

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Victory Avatar

    This is very helpful…God bless you❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Favour Ifoga Avatar
    Favour Ifoga

    Thumbs up, ma’am….
    Gid bless you
    More wisdom……..

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Micheal Ejim Avatar
    Micheal Ejim

    Very good, thanks for this word of wisdom

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Osayamen Rebecca Solomon Avatar
    Osayamen Rebecca Solomon

    Wow…this is very amazing..thank you ma

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Naythanyel Avatar

    Thank you, we all need this Everyday (the Word, an Encouragement, a Push). Thank God

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