The Work Ahead
The Work Ahead - 3.6.21
I currently attend BYU-I, and am pursuing a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering. It was a great choice of school for this degree, and the course material has helped me tremendously acquire skills and chart a course for my career. It however has also helped me in my personal life to appreciate art more, learn more about Jesus Christ and live what He would have me do (like do good for others).
This quote from a talk read this week I think sums up my experience. Elder David A. Bednar said "Brothers and Sisters, we are blessed to be in a special place—a Disciple Preparation Center—and to be engaged at a pivotal time in an essential work" (Brigham Young University–Idaho: A Disciple Preparation Center (DPC) - Source).
It isn't too difficult in this world to find people who are really struggling with something. If one is to great value and try to make this world better, there's a lot of work that needs to be done. I have my religious beliefs, but as James said "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world" (James 1:27). I must be a man of action, not just of words. And my actions should focus on those who need help.
I think of myself a lot when I think about my career. I think so much about games I want to publish, or even play. Or the various affairs of personal life. But I have a work to get done, and I feel like people are counting on me in the future, and now, to be industrious and create good products.
Some say they didn't learn a whole lot from college. My experience with BYU-I has been quite the opposite. I'm so grateful for people investing their time and talents to give me a quality education. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to start making games while I'm in school.
I realize I have quite the work cut out for me if I am to use what I have to help others.