So, I just finished my 30 bi-annual CEUs to maintain my lisensure as a practicing doctor of audiology. 30 hours of work and $180 later, I remember how silly I was to think that when I earned my doctorate that I would never have to go back to school again. Bahahaha! I will be tired all day tomorrow but really needed to get it done and over with and “just do it”, as Sir Nikes-a-Lot says. Glad to be finished. Maybe I can get those Christmas cards out now.
Reminded me of an idea I once held that once I was a Christian, I could skate and not have to do the hard work anymore, just be saved and blessed forever. And while I am saved and blessed, I have wisely realized that we do not work for salvation but certainly need to work on our relationship with our Savior. That is what it is about. My son asked me about the meaning of life last night and was surprised at my fast answer:
1. Close Love Relationship with God.
2. Serve & Love Others.
3. Take Care of God’s World.
Those were our original instructions and I don’t believe they have changed. Those require some effort on our parts. Just like my continuing education unit hours, I must put in this eternally rewarded work also. Not for the blessings, although I am sure grateful for those, but for my love for my Heavenly Father. 😄❤