Just Do Something
I've discovered over time that helping people and making their lives better is the greatest pursuit on earth. There is no venture like doing work that benefits others. Nothing has more fulfillment than assisting someone with a problem, hurt or crisis and few things have a purer contentment than seeing individuals reach their potential.
The good thing is that we all have gifts, abilities and experiences that are perfect for someone else’s needs. Because we all have those resources, we don’t have a right to sit on them and not do something. William Wilberforce, English politician and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade once said:
No man has the right to be idle… Where is it in such a world as this that health, and leisure, and affluence may not find some ignorance to instruct, some wrong to redress, some want to supply, some misery to alleviate?
Paul of Tarsus, follower of Christ and apostle put it this way in Ephesians 2:10: "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."
It doesn't matter who we are or what limitations we think are present, we have been uniquely shaped to help someone else and advance good in the world. Because of this, we don’t have the right to not do something.
There are needs all around us. They exist in the community, the cubicle next to us, the street, the marketplace and in our own homes. We have the ability, opportunity and privilege to help every day. We just have to do it.