Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Genius

This morning I read a quote from Albert Einstein:

everybody is a genius.
but if you judge a fish 
by its ability to climb a tree
it will live its whole life believing 
that it is stupid.

We each have amazing gifts that God has blessed us with. Yet, there have been so many times that I have not fit into someone else's box, and consequently, I've been judged.  I have done the same thing to others, and because of it, I missed seeing their amazing gifts and talents. Or, I've been occupied with trying to be a particular way so I avoid judgement of others, or avoid judging myself too harshly.
Today, I want to remember that through Jesus I am justified. He is the only One that can judge me, because He knows my heart. He created me to be a genius through Him, alive and breathing in His fullness. He has gifted me with His Spirit, which in turn gives me the ability to please Him and to further His Kingdom.
Say That Again, Jesus, You create beauty and genius, and give abilities in unique ways. Keep me from judging those unique ways in others, and myself!

1 comment:

  1. Well said.

    Educational moment:
    There are occasional fish that do live in trees.


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