One thing I am certain of, God has created us all to impact or influence someone in the world. Influence is the root to change. See the definition of influence listed below!
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Capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.
As Christians, we are to have influence in some capacity in order to have an effect on others. Our job is live and present ourselves in such a way that pleases God, drawing those far from him closer to him.
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There are so many negative influences in the world, it is time for the disciples of the kingdom to come forth, operate in obedience and positively impact the Kingdom. I am reminded of Abram turn Abraham, his spear of influence was contingent upon his obedience. Once he obeyed, he then had access to becoming a GREAT Nation. In fact, multiple nations were birthed out of his obedience. Let’s examine the benefits of obedience:
- The Birth of a Nation
- He was blessed
- His name was made great
- Those connected to him was blessed
- Those who cursed him was cursed
- All the families of the earth was blessed
I know we’ve read this scripture before but I think it is very important for us to comprehend what transpired in Genesis 12! Read it again below!
Scripture: “Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” So Abram went forth as the LORD had spoken to him; and Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.”– Genesis 12:1-4 NASB<
There are aspects of YOUR obedience that will shift your family dynamic and change the culture in your communities. But first, there’s obedience! Go forth following God and adhering to his instructions. The byproduct of your obedience is influence.