Stepping out on a limb is dangerous. It lets people know where you stand. All eyes are on you because you’re exposed. When you’re exposed, ancestrally speaking, you’re vulnerable. When you step out on a limb there’s a real threat of vulnerability: you could fall off, it could break, you could publicly fail, or sadly, you may succeed and be scrutinized you didn’t do it better.
When you lead, you run the risk of looking foolish. Sometimes nobody follows. Sometimes you take people to the wrong place. But its destination often takes care of itself if the movement is justified.
Followers don’t have it any easier. In fact, the first follower is the one who makes the leader a leader. As a follower, you have to accept risk. But you also accept responsibility to keep the leader accountable to you and any other followers that may join.
I’m going out on a limb and this is my invitation for you to lead with me. Will you join me in studying this book?
I recently picked up Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us by Benjamin Watson. The title of the book is self-explanatory, but being one chapter in, I’d like to add that the book comes from a Biblical perspective. This is something I can relate to, but you may not.
I want to put together a group of people who want to study this book together to openly and honestly talk about these topics. The group doesn’t have to be culturally diverse, but it would make the conversation much more compelling.
If you’re interested, please fill out the form below or reach out to me directly. I haven’t planned that far in advance, but I’ll send you everything you need to know. We can meet via video chat or conference lines and we’ll figure out a time that works best for everyone. I’m not worried about details, I’m worried about people and our country and what the future holds for the next generation.
Thanks for considering,