I was very excited to receive the invitation be a guest blogger on Bashorun’s blog and when he asked me what I wanted my column to be called, I told him «Today with ‘Pelumi» That tag was inspired by my writing attempts in Secondary School at FGGC Ipetumodu, Osun State where I used to paste my writings on the walls of classroom blocks and I titled them «Today with Pelumi». It has been several years now but I am so excited to to revive that tag and I am happy to have you as my reader.
In my column, look forward to articles,poems, quotes and short stories that will be centered on themes about God, life and love. So, why did I choose Today? Well because today is a gift, it is a chance to right yesterday’s wrongs and an opportunity to make tomorrow what you envisage. Truth is yesterday is gone never to return, and tomorrow is not here with us yet. All we have is Today. Hence, today is the only opportunity to work towards being all that God has laid upon your heart.
What you do with today will determine what becomes of tomorrow. Choose not to worry with it. Remember the Bible says in Luke 12:25 «And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? (ESV)
Worrying adds nothing positive to your life. It only robs you of today’s strength, vitality and ability to dream and also reduces the likelihood of your successes tomorrow. Forget about the failures or missed goals of 2016 and use your 2017 to plan strategically for tomorrow. When you are tempted to worry, pray instead.
Maximise it! Choose not to waste it. The Bible says in Ephesian 5:16-17
«Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.» (NIV)
Leisure is not a programmed time on your daily time. You should only indulge yourself in your leisures like watching films or chatting with friends when you have accomplished your goals for the day. Even God, our heavenly Father did not rest till the 7th day when he had finished his work of creation. Rest and leisure is only sweet and rewarding after work. Don’t while today away. Use it well!