Influence

When it comes to influence, there’s a lot of voices speaking about method, style, and strategy through a never-ending supply of books, conferences, and social media. Unfortunately, when you narrow the subject to Christian leadership and influence, it often looks the same with celebrity-type conference speakers, corporate-style consultant lingo, and dramatic success stories; but consider the words of a relatively unknown faithful servant who God chose to use after his death to impact the world:

“The people who influence us the most are not those who detain us with their continual talk, but those who live their lives like the stars in the sky and “the lilies of the field” –simply and unaffectedly. Those are the lives that mold and shape us. If you want to be of use to God, maintain the proper relationship with Jesus Christ by staying focused on Him, and He will make use of you every minute you live – yet you will be unaware, on the conscious level of your life, that you are being used of Him.” – Oswald Chambers

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain.” – 1 Timothy 6:6 NKJV

About cchrisholland

...Christ-follower, husband, dad, minister, and chronic day-dreamer
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