DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

December 25, 2018

*Phone rings…*

”Hello Mum…Yes…I will definitely do it ma…Oh! That’s awesome!…Okay, I won’t forget….Haba Mum! I will, this is just 25th; it will definitely be sent on or before January 1st…Okay, Bye ma!”

December 27, 2018

*Phone rings…*

”Hey Big boy…I am fine. You?…I didn’t forget. I will sure do it… Of course, I know today is 27, 4 more days into a new year…Yes, I will do it; I promise! Ait. Love you…Bye!”

December 30, 2018.

*Phone rings…*

”Ọ̀rẹ́ mi, báwo ni?…I dey too o…I wan carry am do now…ehn. No mind mummy jare, she tink say i no go do am…Seriously, I wan do am now…Alright, oṣé gan. Later…”

5.00pm. January 1, 2019.

*Phone rings…* *No Picking…*

*20 missed calls…*

*Panicking and running helter skelter…*

Hey Bros, àbí Sister ni, must it get to this point before you do what you are supposed to do, even after the whole world reminded you? Haba! If Grace has been granted to do something, why frustrate Grace?

Do you need to surrender to Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?

Do you need to change the well you fetch water from(where you worship), ask the Samaritan woman in John 4)?

Do you need to change your attitude or need to walk in love more?

Do you need to change location or job?

Do you need to rent an apartment or get married?

Do you need to go to school or take a step forward in your career/academic pursuit?

Friend, DO it and stop posting it! START PLANNING NOW! There’s no time to waste. Time itself is busy. Only don’t be desperate or overwhelm with them so much that you leave the Holy Spirit behind.

May the Lord help us access Grace to do all we are to do, today, and as we go into a new year!


Mary Joy

Mary Joy Orola is a Nigerian, a child of God whose passion is to dispense the Life of Christ in all sphere of human interaction and endeavour through Writing, Singing, Public Speaking, and the Media, generally.

She is a Graduate of English Language; teaches English Language and Literature in a private Secondary School; writes on topical issues, especially those pertaining to Christian values on her blog; a Culture and Environment writer on International Youth Journal; an editor at her local church and one who loves baking.