Education is the foundation of getting ahead.
Not just formal education, either. Practical application of skills learned on the job counts, too.
It’s why we train on the job, practice our new skills under the supervision of a licensed professional, or work on a provisional contract for our first year.
We’ve got to prove our knowledge is more than just a boast. We can really do what our resume claims we are capable of.
We reward those who prove their mettle with a degree of the highest honor. In December of 2019, a North Carolina entrepreneur in the computer field received an honorary doctorate from a local university for “recognition of your many years in ministry, humility, and service.”
He had proven his mettle beyond a shadow of doubt. No bragging involved. The evidence was in what he had achieved.
Proverbs 3:7-8 says:
“Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”
A life well lived in the service of Christ will speak for itself. Those we serve will sit up and notice. The good we do will create ripples that spread farther than we know.
If all we do is brag, we are the gonging of a bell that soon fades into the night. We must be the solid stone that stands the test of time, the foundation of others’ success, and the strong tower that endures the storm.
God, in his wisdom, will reward us for the good that we do.
Our honorary doctorate in service to the King is on its way. Wait for it … wait for it … your accolade is nearly here.
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