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10 Powers of Fame And Influence To Impact Your Culture

10 Powers of Fame and Influence to Impact Your CultureDid you know our Father God calls us (the Body of Christ) and even gifts us with a measure of fame? One of the greatest powers of fame is influence. He has called us the children of light (Christians) to be an influence for good. In Scripture, Believers are described as salt and light. Salt preserves, flavors; light illuminates and brings clarity. Both are metaphors of God's call for us to impact and influence our society.

The Apostle Matthew quoting Jesus said it like this, "You are the salt of the earth...You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill can not be hidden. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on  a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house."

He goes on to say, let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:13a,14-16) Of course, we are all given a measure of fame. (light, influence) Each measure given is not the same. Just like in the story of the talents, each person was given a different amount. One was given ten, then another five and one was only given one.

As Christians, we are all famous in our area of influence. We are each given a measure of fame (influence) to grow and multiply. For some of us, we are famous in our family circle or our neighborhood. Others have been given regional or even worldwide fame and influence to spend wisely.

             The truth is God has given us fame (the ability to influence) and along with this privilege comes a responsibility to use it for God’s glory. From the moment we are in Christ (born again), we are especially empowered to influence others to good.

            Are you using your influence to encourage someone? We can choose to use this power in a godly manner influencing others for the good. We all have an area of influence to be accountable for.

            For example, are you influencing your spouse with encouragement, respect, admiration and your faith in God? Or are you influencing her/him with negative words, gossip and disrespect? What about your children? Are they being influenced by your gentle spirit or your temper tantrums?

Let your light of influence be a signal to the weary. Influence others to the good. Godly influencers empower, persuade, and convince others to the reality of Christ and to the common good. There are some qualities to nurture to become the powerful Christian of influence God has created you to be:

1)            The power of invitation. We as Christians have the power of invitation. We have the power to attract, lure, entice, urge, tempt, captivate and so on. Why because the power of Christ resides in us. Decide to use your power to invite others to obey God. Spend your invitations wisely. Make sure your invitations include inviting others specifically to Christ.

2) The power of good counsel. Are you the one everyone brings his or her problems to? Is it because you listen better than your comrades? I believe its because God has gifted us with the ability to give good counsel through the Spirit of Christ. Ask God for wisdom with any counsel you attempt to give. Sometimes, the best counsel is to listen and allow the Holy Spirit to whisper the answer to the person talking.

3) The power of an encourager. Are you influencing your spouse, your family, or those in your area of influence to God or away from God? Are the decisions in your life and family lining up with God’s plans for your life? For example, God has called you and your family to a holy life. Are you suggesting you go watch the latest R rated movie? Or are you influencing your family to obey God and purify your lifestyle?

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Comments (1)

Said this on 3-31-2012 At 08:38 am
Now you are teaching to me. I have being dealing with this subject as of late. Now here's confirmation of his word to me, to us as a faith-community, as the body of Christ.
Thank You Jesus.

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