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What the Brother of Jared Taught Me About Work & My Job

The Lord explains to the brother of Jared how to build a boat. When the brother of Jared asks about the air in the boat, he is told to put a hole with a stopper in the top and bottom that can be pulled to let in air and sunlight. When the brother of Jared returns again to ask how they will have ongoing light in the darkness of the small ship he is told:

And behold, I prepare you against these things; for ye cannot cross this great deep save I prepare you against the waves of the sea, and the winds which have gone forth, and the floods which shall come. Therefore what will ye that I should prepare for you that ye may have light when ye are swallowed up in the depths of the sea? (Ether 2:25)

When the Lord sends the brother of Jared away to sort out a solution to his lighting problem, He is asking him to be proactive and creative in accomplishing the task. The Lord invites the brother of Jared to suggest a solution of his own. My own preferred work habits mirror this pattern. I derive great energy from being able to brainstorm and troubleshoot. The creative outlet this process affords is part of the reason I love my job. 

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