What is a Genius?

What is a Genius?

“Could it be that a genius is a man haunted by the speaking Voice, laboring and striving like one possessed to achieve ends which he only vaguely understands?”

–A.W. Tozer

When we think of a genius, we normally think of someone who is smart, knowledgeable, and extremely intelligent. Someone who has a handle on his area of expertise.

But what if “genius” is the mark of one who realizes there is so much more beyond what he knows? Even if he doesn’t have any certainty that life beyond his mental universe exists, what if he launches out, grasping manically at what appears to be thin air? What if he dares to believe in that which he cannot see? What if he dares to let go of all that he knows in order to lay hold on the unknown?

In that way we all can be geniuses, striving to master things we barely understand, seeking to achieve goals which we cannot name.