You’re sitting at home, and it seems like there is absolutely nothing to do! Your friends can’t come over, your brother is at a birthday party, your sister is at church camp, you’ve finished your homework and chores. And you’re not in the mood to play a game or watch a movie.
Suddenly, out of your mouth comes a huge sigh and those two dreadful words—I’m bored!
The Secret to Never Being Bored
Being bored is...well...boring! Did you know there’s a secret to never being bored? It’s this: Make a list of “Five Things I Want to Do.” You can list goals or dreams, hobbies, books you’d like to read, something new you’d love to know about or learn to do. Then file away that list and pull it out the next time the temptation to say, “I’m bored!” begins to creep over you.
God has big plans for your life—and...well, His plans are never boring! What can you do with a free afternoon? You could work on writing a book, complete with your own illustrations. You could write to a missionary or a pen pal. You could design and make your own jewelry. You could even work on a personal Bible study that’s just for you. You choose!
Time is a Treasure
Time is a treasure. It’s a gift from God. And He wants you to value each day and use your time well. Your parents and responsibilities determine much of how your time is spent. But anything beyond that is your free time. The better you use it, the greater the rewards will be later. Maybe God is growing something special in your life—and He’s giving You free time to develop those gifts and talents. Choose to use it—not waste it.
Lord, teach me the value of using my free time well, using it wisely. Whatever it is I do with my schedule, I want it to glorify You. Amen.
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Make a list of “Five Things I Want to Do.” Under your list, write out what you need to accomplish your goals. It may be gathering material items like paper and scissors, or asking your mom for her help in using the oven to bake a cake, or borrowing your brother’s guitar to learn a new song.
Time is a treasure. It’s a gift from God. And He wants you to value each day and use your time well.