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THE POWER OF INFLUENCE

Welcome to purposeful living today.

   Life is meaningful when it is lived in alignment with God's plan and purpose.

                                          
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).
 Influence is the “power to affect others.” It is the ability and the capability to affect and effect circumstances in your environment. It can be a powerful force. For example, in the world of nature, everything is interactive. The great fiery ball in the heavens that shines its light and heat is totally influential on our earth. If its light goes out, all life on earth becomes extinct. The sun is the light that makes all life possible. No wonder that on the first day of creation God said, “Let there be light.” That’s influence!

God, of course, is the most powerful influence of all. Everything exists because of Him. His providences and goodness are manifested every day. Who can comprehend the eternal influence of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ! Who can understand the daily working of the Holy Spirit to restrain evil in the world and to draw men to bow at Calvary for pardon and reconciliation with God! That’s influence!

But there are also bad influences in the world. Besides God, Satan has had the greatest influence on our world. The devil influenced our first parents to disobey God’s word, and from that time till now human history is littered with evidence of satanic influence. Our world today is deeply saturated with sin, and the fingerprints of the devil are everywhere.

Every man is created for a purpose, no one is born to make a living alone, or pay bills, eat food and breath, but to make a difference and change the world and make it better than we met it.


The key to making a difference in the world is INFLUENCE.

There are many sources of influence and I will Talk about Seven (7) here which are very important to us:
  •  Position
  •  Power
  • Knowledge
  • Expertise
  • Experience 
  • Survival Character
  • Dedication to purpose
People influencing the world are people who exhibit three or more of these sources.

Jesus said, " Go into all the world and make disciples in every Nation". World means "Cosmos". It means a system of control. The word “disciple” means “learner”. You cannot disciple someone unless you are in the position of a teacher and you can not teach unless you are in a position of influence, Power, Knowledge, Expertise, and Experience.

Joseph became the son of Pharaoh and Joseph became the father of Pharaoh, Pharaoh happens to be one of the powerful king, head of the most civilized nation of the World as at that time and yet a young man called Joseph became his great influence and changed the whole laws of Egypt. 


Let us look at Wealth in relation to Influence:

POWER OF WEALTH

Wealth is an important source of influence, it's a powerful force on earth. The Bible tells us a story in Ecclesiastes 9 vs 14. A wise man in a city; wise but poor; his wisdom could save the city from their problems but no one listened to the poor man. When you gain wealth you gain attention. The poor man could not save the city because he didn't have what the city considered as ATTRACTION and therefore, was not in the position of influence.

We are only one bad decision away from losing all our credibility and influence for good. A lapse of integrity can do more damage and influence for evil than a lifetime of integrity can do for good. Let your life be one worth emulating.

Being a person of influence also helps us to fulfill our purpose on earth with ease because we get people’s attention and impact them in the best possible way we can.

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Our power to influence others is for the good of them and the world; to change and make the world a better place. We must strive to influence positively and not negatively; thereby fulfilling God's purpose for our lives. Remember we exist for God and not for ourselves.

Let your influence be born out of God's creative ability in you to make the world a better place! If you do not have a relationship with God, you can start your journey even now. We encourage all those already in Christ to remain steadfast, unwavering; for the inheritance, we have received is not one that can be shaken.

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  1. Thanks. You always inspire me. I choose to be a positive influence wherever I go. I love your blog.

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