But let's not be overly critical of the woman. When used in the right way her influence can be the very thing that takes a very nice boy into a strong and effective man! The very power of the words a mom can use can bolster him into a leader and strong warrior of Christ. The praise and influence of a wife can encourage her man to lead the home honorably and in a way that brings respect all over town. Proverbs 31:23. The power of influence - with or without words - can inflate or deflate a man! What are you doing?
On a very different way I experience this power of influence in a cool way. A few days ago I had written a blog that Dr. Ergun Caner read and must have liked or agreed with. He then took the post address and tweeted it to all his peeps. Within seconds I had hundreds of people reading my blogpost! In fact, my site meter quit counting because it got to "overload". It was cool to watch it! THEN - because of that influence I had people from all over the world FBing to friend me and many joined up to follow me on Twitter. All because one tweet - but oh the power of that influence!! It was flattering and humbling, exciting, and scary all at the same time!
I hope that I can do that someday for someone! I hope that I can use whatever influence God has given me, big or small, and help another to realize their dreams, get the passion and word out, make a difference in their parts, or even help them to expand their borders. Too often I see those in ministry scared to promote one another's message as if no one will see theirs as valuable anymore. Or that they will "convert" - if you will - to a new following! I am not talking a different religion, but will find another person awesome and be drawn to them now....... It is ugly at times!! Forgive us Father!
I want to use my power of influence to bring others to YOU!!! I want to use it to build up and not tear down! I want to use this influence to make heros and giants in the faith! I want to use the power of influence to encourage those HE has for such a time as this!!
Thank you Ergun - you rock!