BYE, BYE LITTLE FOXES.

If you’ve once watched Dora the Explorer (the kids cartoon that was so interactive), you would remember that whenever Dora was about to achieve something important, Swiper the fox always showed up.

You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together.
Song of Songs 2:15 TPT

Little foxes: Those things that do not allow God’s expression in your life.

I once heard of the story of a particular lady who was very afraid, she had this little fox in her life called fear that never allowed her to excel in any of her exams. The moment she got rid of the little fox, she started doing very well in her tests and exams.

The little foxes are in different forms. They may come in form of procrastination, you keep saying “I will do it later”. They may come in form of anger, you do not have self control and you just get exasperated at the slightest thing and many more.

HOW TO GET RID OF THOSE LITTLE FOXES.

1. Identify them: What are those things that deprive you from achieving things, that deprive God’s work in you. Identify them.

2. Write them out: Don’t just have a head knowledge about them. Write them out.

3. Ask for help: The last sentence in the Bible text above says “We will do it together”. This means, God is ready to help you get rid of them and once you are ready too, He said you will do it together ( You and Him). You are not alone. Ask God for help. You can also ask people for help.

4. Take conscious effort to get rid of them: Let’s go back to Dora the Explorer. Whenever Dora saw that the fox was approaching her, she would say “Swiper no swiping”. That was a conscious effort to get rid of the fox. Be conscious, be consistent, do not give up.

5. Speak it, live it: This point is similar to the previous. Speak to that fox and believe that it is gone. The fox will keep coming and you would have to keep speaking to it and living without it.

With these steps, you can proudly say BYE, BYE LITTLE FOXES.

Gotta laugh: I watched an episode of Dora the Explorer to write this blog post.

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The Overcomers (A series) 1: Discovering the real YOU.

The only roadmap to success that you should follow is standing out – George Chidiebere (Author of the book “DISCOVERING THE REAL YOU”)

Welcome back to my blog. I’ve been so inconsistent with this blog. I’ve been demotivated, my emotions mottled but it’s well by God’s grace.

About three to four years ago, I realised my passion; passion for writing. I became a voracious writer, the insatiable desire to write was upon me. The unquenchable passion for writing led me to opening this blog, oladewalaura. The main purpose for this blog was to keep you INSPIRED. By the word “inspire”, I meant to fill, encourage, motivate and uplift you through this blog. Reading comments and feedbacks from you saying “this is motivating” , “this post is inspiring ” and other uplifting words fueled my aim for this blog. I started writing on this page February 2018 precisely. I’ve been motivated seeing you motivated. I’ve even had feedbacks from public figures. Miss Juliana Olayode ( a former actress in the series “Jenifer’s diary; A comedy series produced by Funke Akindele; renowned actress” ) once visited my blog and I was mesmerised and a few more of them.

Few months ago, I realised something was missing in this blog, something I could not figure out. I decided to stop writing for a while then because I was overwhelmed by my school’s work so I had to prioritise. I became more of a reader and a listener. I watched motivational videos that only motivated me for a while, I read motivational quotes that motivated me for a while. I had to keep reading, watching and listening like a car that needs fuel to move.

About two or three weeks ago, I finally realised what was missing, THE WORD. Yes! The word was what was missing, the Word of God. It was never in any post I wrote, it wasn’t in any post I used to read neither was it in any video I watched and that was the major reason while I was “half motivated”. That was special kind of discovery on it’s own- realising that I’m we are to live with the Word.

The Overcomers; the series is here for you to realise what is missing in your world for your puzzle to be complete. This series is here to answer your questions. The most important thing is that this series is here with the Word! However, the Word is not for you us to just read. The word is for you us to live by.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

PSALM 119:105

This planet called earth is filled with darkness. Imagine yourself while walking on the road at night and suddenly the streetlights go off. That’s so scary, right? You become blind physically until your eyes starts adjusting. The word of God is here to lighten our paths spiritually. Once you can see spiritually then the physical becomes a lilliputian immediately. The Light inspires us for a better tomorrow, it makes us look forward to the future! It makes us live as OVERCOMERS. The journey as an overcomer has just begun, I would love you to join too. I’m an overcomer, are you?

Welcome to my blog once again, this time I am determined to be consistent.

Follow this blog please! I would also love to read your feedbacks and comments too. If you would love to contact me, you can send a mail to oladewalaura@gmail.com.

A reminder!

This is to remind you that you are going to have a better ending this year.

Was the first half of this year tough? Don’t worry, it only gets easier from now.

Was the first half of this year rough, don’t worry, it’s only gets smoother from now.

Was the first half of this year beautiful? It only gets more beautiful from now.

No matter how the first half looked like, we, yes, we are having a better ending as a family.

It’s a new opportunity to rise up, start again, beat procrastination, work harder, aim higher because it only gets better.

This year is a year of A better ending.

L-O-V-E.

It’s this four letter word that does the most

To some, love means affection.

To some, love means attention.

To some, love means to receive.

To some, love means communication.

Love is neither of these things up there.

Love isn’t just a four letter word

To love means to give

A King once gave His life for some people made of dust.

If you do not give, then you do not love.

In the process of giving, you receive too.

But never expect to receive when you haven’t given.

And never expect to receive (from people) even when you have given.

LOVE isn’t just a four letter word.

To love is to give.

Do THE WORK!

You take a crash, you get back up and next time, you succeed and that’s a great feeling.

Shawn White.

The heading sounds cliche, right? Someone said “cliches are actually cliches because they work!” It’s actually true. I want to be a perfect writer without writing. To make that happen, I have to work. Like WORK. Work very hard.

Life is a blend of thorns and roses but he who dares not grasp the thorns should never crave the rose. – Anonymous.

You want to achieve something? You have to do the work for it. The richest man in the world is actually a busy man. He’s always working. He’s doing the work.

You have a problem with organizing your day? It’s a perfect time to read Plan Ahead.

Do you need an extremely long post before you become motivated? You aren’t ready then. To become anything or anyone in life, we have to face it! Face your fears, face procrastination, face laziness, control them and not the other way round. You can do this, yes you can!

You’ve got to take those baby steps first then you start walking, then you start running. Look, you begin to fly! -Oladewalaura.