Jesus told a parable:
A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilise it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.‘ Luke 13:6-9
Today you are invited to consider what you see as useful What do you do that is useful? Are they actions that benefit you whilst you are here to enjoy them, or will they go on to benefit others in future years, long after you are not here? What opportunities have you received in life which will be of benefit to others? Have you planted a tree? Written a song? Started a project to help children? What discouraged you? What encouraged you? What can you do today that will be useful, whether you benefit from it or not? Ask God if you are not sure. Each one of us has work to do for Him – ask Him what His plan is for you.
May God bless you as you work for Him today, whether you think it will be useful or not.