All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, and I promise you something great will come of it.
– Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo
It was Francis Schaeffer who boldly invited disciples to “do the Lord’s work in the Lord’s way,” instructing that “we must take the lowest seat at the table until God makes it impossible to do otherwise.”
As we live into more and more of the reality of sonship, one of the foundational ways a man can practice taking the lowest seat at the table is to wholeheartedly pursue the path of a generalist. Through willingly engaging the relationships, things, and details of his life that feel uncomfortable, a generalist acquires not only a severe humility, but all the more a radical trust in a good and active Father.
As we explore the path of becoming a generalist, we might begin with asking ourselves these questions:
Where do I feel uncomfortable, as a man?
When do I feel weak?
In what ways do I feel uninitiated?
Where is God asking me to risk?
Friends, join me and this like-hearted tribe of men across the globe choosing to take the lowest seat at the table, step into risk, and engage the uninitiated places of our souls by way of becoming a generalist.
For the Kingdom,