In the past, I never really felt, believed, or considered myself to be "smart." I was a pregnant teen and dropped out of High School because I was ashamed and embarrassed. I decided to attend night school instead and received my G.E.D. Much later in life, I attended George Washington University, but only because I was an employee and received a discount. I was the only black student in the Journalism class and that intimidated me. I had low self esteem, no courage and no encouragement, so I stopped going.
About a year ago, I read this quote: "A thorough knowledge of the bible is worth more than a college education." Theodore Roosevelt
My eyes lit up!!! My posture changed and my confidence soared!!! I have been deeply passionate and all consuming with God's word. For a little over a year now, I've been attending three separate bible study classes and I find great delight in spending time with Him and soaking up his precepts and will for his chosen people. God has opened my eyes and my ears to His Truth and it has completely changed my life. With what I've learned and "gained" in wisdom, I have not kept it to myself. God is using me to change lives!
So with that being said...I am one of the smartest women I know!
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man..." Matthew 7:24
"... But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man..." Matthew 7:26
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. Proverbs 9:10, 11
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 1 Corinthians 1:25, 26
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. Colossians 2:2-4