I did terribly at school

I passed on trial in grade 2 and grade 5. My parents were so concerned about my poor grades that they had my IQ tested. They told me that I scored a C+ which was slightly higher than the average. Definitely not a moron and for certain not a brainiac. They deducted that I was just not working hard enough. I went on to fail grade 8, and barely graduate high school. After 13 years of school, I was functionally illiterate. I failed all the subjects in my first year of collage and finally decided to put this one to rest. After that I got into business and never looked back. What my parents and teachers didn’t realize is that I had learning disabilities that would keep me from learning the traditional way. I am a conceptual and visual learner. One of the hardest things I do is making sense of a restaurant menu. I cannot translate words to what I want to eat, so I take a trip to the washroom, peering over everyone’s table as I go. A buffet or a smorgasbord, no problem.
I’ve heard every excuse in the book as to why someone has a hard time studying the bible. If a dummy like me can do it so can you. For me the secret is read the same passage over and over and over again, asking the Lord that by the Holy Spirit, He would help me understand what the writer originally intended the scripture to mean. I read for about an hour every morning, and I usually spend 2 or 3 days on one chapter. This has been my habit for almost 50 years now, and I have finally attained a fairly good grasp of the scriptures.
If you work at anything long and hard enough, you can get good at it.
2 Peter 1:3
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.”

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