Every Christian is guilty of it at one time or another. Something terrible happens in the world, or to someone we love, and we say: sending you my thoughts and prayers. Don’t get me wrong, I think prayer has a place in the world (a post for another day). Just not as a platitude in difficult times.
Because let’s be honest, people have been sending thoughts and prayers for a long time. I think the evidence is in that it’s not working. If you want this world to be a better place, then get out there and do something about it.
So instead of just praying for change, check out these 5 actions you could take in Australia, TODAY. Like straight after reading this article.
1. Seek Volunteering
Want to give your time and skills to a worthy cause? Seek Volunteering looks exactly like the regular Seek jobs page, but all advertisements are for volunteer positions.
You can filter by organisation, type of work, duration of work and cause. There are 23 causes with everything from animal welfare, community service and human rights to seniors, sport or young people.
These opportunities won’t just give you a warm fuzzy feeling for doing something awesome for your community, but will also provide you with opportunities to gain experience and learn new skills.
There are a whopping 11 000 positions listed across Australia. Consider these opportunities (available at the time of posting):