The Power of Influence

You are influential in every single thing that you do. You can make the decision to use your influence for good things. God has given you the power to impact those around you. You have been called to make a difference. Someone can be influenced by your language and how you speak to others. Someone can be influenced by your spirit of kindness and compassion. You are capable of influencing your environment. Whether you realize it or not, there are people watching how you may handle a tough situation. There are people watching how you make it through that hard battle. We draw inspiration and admiration from those we are influenced by. God has given you that same power. What you do with the influence that you possess can cause change or compromise. Whatever gifts and talents that the Lord has bestowed upon you are made to have influence and authority. Some of the greatest people, leaders and teachers in the bible were those of influence. They were able to use the power of influence to help bring healing and transformation to their surroundings. How can you incorporate influential actions within the areas that God has called you to?

When God gave you that assignment, He also thought of the effect that your works would have in this world. Your life is a testament of Jesus—your influence flows from above. Jesus had dominion in each and every single place and city that He stepped into. People were set free and made whole while in the presence of Jesus. Never underestimate the potential of your words and actions. No matter how big or small you may feel your impact is—you are absolutely making a difference. You are attached to purposeful moments in the lives of those near you. Your influence is in your voice and the uplifting words you speak. Your influence is in the way you helped that stranger. Your influence is in your children and how they see themselves and the world around them. The number of people you influence does not matter, but rather the purpose that was served through those moments. Begin to think of every moment as a chance to create prevalence in someone’s life. You are useful. You are needed. You are seen. There is more influence awaiting you in the things that have not come to pass. Your guidance will reach many. Your influence corresponds to the influential power of Jesus.

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:17

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16

“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” -Daniel 12:3

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