When my sister and I were kids, we would sometimes run out of things to do during our Summer break from school. We would begin to whine "I'm bored" or "I have nothing to do". Our mom would reply, "Really? Nothing to do?" In the blink of an eye, we found ourselves dusting, vacuuming, emptying the trash, weeding or any number of jobs mom would give us. After a while we learned to keep ourselves busy and stopped complaining that we had nothing to do. We would hang out with friends, do crafts, go to the park, play board games together or even visit the library. Come to think of it, there really was a lot to do and it was right there in front of us the whole time.
There are many believers, especially during the pandemic, who feel isolated with nothing to do. Well, Father has heard your cry and would be more than happy to open your eyes to the countless opportunities that are right in front of you. Reach out to those who are feeling just as isolated as you do. Pick up the phone, have a Zoom chat, send an email or even mail a good old fashioned greeting card. Put your talents to work and make a flower arrangement, build a bookshelf or bake some cookies for someone. Everyone you come across in your day-to-day could use some prayer, just ask them. You can be a blessing to someone simply by being with them and listening to them. Let them know that they are loved and appreciated. So, a word to the wise, don't let Dad hear you say, "I have nothing to do". Instead, pray, "Lord, open my eyes to the opportunities".
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens