Mensa International is a society for geniuses. Only the top two percentile of the population is even eligible to join. When I took the Mensa Workout to see how I scored, I discovered that it was okay that I feel stupid a lot (cause I am!).
But the truth is that everyone is a genius in some form or another. I first saw it in my youngest son at St Augustine when he went head-to-head with a street mime and won. The mime finally broke character and said “Get your own corner kid”. My daughter is a genius business analyst and simultaneously the kindest and most thoughtful mom in the world. My other son has leadership genius that he has yet to fully appreciate…and he engenders loyalty and trust from others that is unmatched by anyone I know.
It has taken me years to appreciate the genius that God placed within me. I’ve struggled with self-doubt and denial of the uniqueness of my gifts and abilities. I can see it in others…but have a hard time seeing it in myself.
How about you?
- Can you see the genius that God has implanted in others?
- Can you see the genius that He implanted in YOU?
Thanks for listening.
NOTE: After re-reading this post when it published, it sounded like my youngest son got sold short on the praise list. His genius extends far greater than competing with a street mime (smile). He is the one that just started his own business after getting 6 compelling job offers in 5 days. And he never met someone that didn’t instantly become his friend!