To receive the blessing that will make you influential:
You need to have a personal relationship with God; Everyone who is an influencer has heard God personally at some point in their lives.
Get out of your country; you must remove the limiting mindset of the people in your country [jealousy, laziness, insubordination etc]. You cannot be influential in a system that influences you.
Get out of your family; What are the things that are believed in your family that are holding you down? Break out of cultural limitations!
Get out of your father's house; you cannot progress in life while you're still living in the comfort of your parents' house or are still heavily influenced by them. This is what is holding you back!
As God had blessed Abraham, you will be blessed with a great nation once you overcome the limitation of culture and family. With this blessing you will become an influential person. 1. You will gain wealth
2. Have great knowledge
3. Gain ownership
4. Be a leader over people
5. Control systems
6. You will gain power
7. You will become a specialist
thus making you influential.
There are children and adults spiritually just as is naturally. You will know that someone is a spiritual baby when the first thing they do when faced with problems is crying. A spiritual adult is ready to learn spiritual things like praying for themselves instead of running after the pastor. Sadly for those who will refuse to learn, there is no man of God that can pray for every individual every day!
You should know that as a child of God that is filled by the Holy Spirit, you can hear God for yourself. The Spirt of God beckons you (guides and leads you) in the right direction. There are nine (9) gifts that operate in the life of every believer; 1 Corinthians 12:8, these gifts are not reserved for a man of God only. In Ephesians 4:11, you will find the five (5) gifts reserved for a man of God.
As a believer, you must know who you really are in Christ because with an unhealthy image, you compete. Your influence is not measured by what you are doing but by what you produce. Did you know? The world is tired of preachers and it is looking for preaching lives. Therefore, in this time, you need a man of God that will challenge your mind!
The society can call you names but it is your duty to manage the image you project to society. People talk, what kind of news are you giving the society?
To be a person of influence, add value to people and serve others. An Influencial person is others-centred. You can never be influential if you are selfish.
Who is a Servant?
A servant is a person who puts;
1. Service over status
2. Character over comfort
3. We over me
To be an influencer;
1. Do not rely on your title
2. Choose to believe in people and their potential
3. See life from other people's perspective
4. Create an environment of encouragement
5. Measure success by how much you add value to others
It is either you are under the influence of the word of God or of the thoughts of man whenever you act. Once you become under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you will begin to witness about Jesus to other people. Evangelism is a sign of true Christianity. If you want your family to be saved, you must sow seeds of salvation by witnessing to other people's relatives.
A person under the influence of the Holy Spirit will take uncommon and bold steps. These are steps that you cannot normally take yet when you are under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you are able to face your fears and change the world.
All in all, when under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you begin to witness and take bold and uncommon steps as well as to become a commander in taking new territories.
The assignment of your life is outside church not within the perimeters of church. People are deceived by the notion that for one to be influential they have to be called into ministry. This is not at all true because every individual believer is born for influence.
A glass with water will have a different taste and colour once juice is poured into it. The juice will completely dominate the water. Similarly for us as Christians, we are born to influence systems. We were made in the image and likeness of God to take over mountains and systems of the world. Influence entails being fruitful, multiplying and filling the earth.
There must be an environment to prove that you were indeed designed for influence. Often at times, this environment always opposes your influence. For example, if you were born to be rich, poverty will surround you. Therefore, never judge your life by the phase of life you are in now. That dark phase is not a curse but an opportunity for you.
To become a person of influence, you have to be filled, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This is only possible if you are born again.