When I was young I was always told that I was book smart., but I lacked in street smarts . I now have come to believe that book smart vs street small is the same as knowledge vs wisdom. There is a difference.
If I may....
One is like a description while the other becomes a verb.
I wonder… no… I admit that I still struggle with the two, but in my faith life. There has been many times when a church Mother I know, Patrice, would go before me boasting and raving at my ability to retain scripture (basically I have a lot of head knowledge concerning the bible). But hearing this didn’t cause my heart to swell with pride. My head would rather drop in a personal shame. Why? What’s the point knowing something if you aren’t going to walk it or apply it to your life. Isnt it worst when we know something but act against it. A matter of fact, we tend to beat ourselves up over it. ( Example: I should have known better; I knew this wasn’t a good idea, why did I do it; something told me…)
So many females count it worst when men know something is a trigger and do it anyways. Well even scripture supports that for ANYONE to know the right thing to do and doesn’t do it, is deceiving oneself.
“But be Doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in the mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.”
We are wired to be balanced, to know and go. To hear and to do. To plant and grow! I know I don’t want to waste my time hearing, learning, retaining new information and not do anything with it. Urgh, I don’t want to be a waste of space, an old untouched and unexplored library hidden in an abandoned mansion somewhere. I want to Thrive! I want to be a difference maker. It all has to start with me, though.
So far I have heard three things.
So far I have started on two out of the three. Baby Steps right, LOL! For what I cant do on my own I have chosen to fast from meat. Ill go deeper on that in a different post. Anywho, Have you ever heard anything through scripture study? Share with us below, you never know if what you heard was for the purpose of sharing with others at this very moment!!
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A LITTLE about the Author, Kristina
Thankful for who I AM. I am a woman after God's heart. A wife. A mother of 4 beautiful children. and a lover of all things good and true.. In that order. How do you do?