Little Foxes

Little foxes could be those habits you’ve been struggling with.

You’re tired of indulging in them, yet you can’t seem to stop

You think you’ve got personal problems.

A lot of therapies, prescriptions and suggestions have been given on how best to stop it and the list goes on.  You’ve tried, and now you’re fed up.

Because of the nature of sin that came into the world through the first man- Adam, you are not entirely at fault for having the temptations and desires for the things of the flesh

But when you sit and do nothing about it, allowing the works of the flesh to overwhelm you, then that’s a big problem…. Now you need to sound the alarm.


  • Give up

letting-go-8-5-13-shutterstock_80361481Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their sinful self. They have given up their old selfish feelings and the evil things they wanted to do. Galatians 5:24

Make up your mind and kill the old nature in you. It’s interesting to note that by the help of the Spirit of God, you’re empowered to do anything that’s in-line with HIS word. This point is one of such 🙂


  • Walk-in

534587_422110821176632_638351169_nIf you are guided by the Spirit, you won’t obey your selfish desires
.                                    Galatians 5:16

Stop running helter-skelter; walk in the Spirit, be governed by the principles of Christ and put them to practice. By doing this, you’ll substitute the walks of the flesh for the fruits of the Spirit. Yeah, the fruits of the Spirit will become your attributes.


  • Be accountable

how-can-you-tell-if-your-guy-is-cheating-1923751943-oct-12-2012-1-600x400Be accountable to someone who can put you in check. Report yourself and speak out when you’re struggling with bad habits.

Most times ‘the power of sin is in secrecy’. When you secretly stay away or stay indoors to indulge in the wrong habits, you’re giving life to such habits to thrive.


  • Take stern actions

stop!If your right eye makes you sin, take it out and throw it away. It is better to lose one part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into hell. Matt. 5:29

The secret bad habits you’ve made to become your hobbies can land you a freeway to hell someday, so take actions today and stop playing with fire. From Matt. 5:29, Jesus made it clear that you should be responsible for handling and doing-away with anything within your control that is a potential risk to your making it into heaven.

That sounded rather harsh right? Then ask yourself this:

“What good does it do for people to win the whole world yet lose their lives”? Mark 8:36

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Written By:@mikeukegbu

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Ozioma Michaels

Mike is passionate about helping people know the truth, understand why they should believe and practice it in all areas of their personal lives; thereby living out their faith in Christ. His favourite word is ‘conviction’

Comments ( 7 )
  1. Okechi
    November 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Very sound and instructive
    God bless you mike

    • Mike Ukegbu
      November 17, 2015 at 6:08 am

      Thanks Okechi, I’m glad you found it sound and instructive

  2. Dabi
    November 16, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Nice one Pastor Mike

    • Mike Ukegbu
      November 17, 2015 at 6:06 am

      Thank you Dabi

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  4. ajia
    March 19, 2016 at 9:04 pm


    • Mike Ukegbu
      Mike Ukegbu
      March 19, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Ajia, I’m glad you found it to be instructive.
      God bless you!

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