TOPIC: How To Become Influential.
MEMORISE: Genesis 26:4
And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
READ: John 15:14-16
14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
God wants you to be influential. Genesis 1:28 says He wants you to have dominion. Believe me honestly, you don’t have to be the president before you begin to have dominion. No matter your status today, you can still have dominion. The Almighty God wants you to become influential, but for that to happen, you must obey Him and His commandments – no matter the situation. When you do this, He will see to it that you are always the head and never the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13).
If you want to increase in influence, do what He says. One major thing He said you should do is to win souls. Our Bible reading for today says you can become Jesus’ friend and I’m telling you, when you befriend the Lord, you become very influential because of your relationship with He who has influence across all realms (Philippians 2:10). When you become a friend of Jesus Christ, doors open to you automatically.
I can tell you stories upon stories about countries that refused to register The Redeemed Christian Church of God and the same people would call us back within months to offer us our registration certificate. When you are a friend of us our registration certificate. When you are a friend of 15 – win souls and make sure they abide. If you do this, He has promised that anything you ask in His name, He will do it. That is great influence the Bible In John 12:32 says if you will lift Jesus, He would draw all men to Himself. If you keep on preaching, witnessing and winning souls, men will come from all over the place to meet with you.
Thus, if you want to be influential, 2 Timothy 4:2 says you should preach in and out of season. Preach when it is convenient and when it is not convenient. If every one of us reading this devotional today goes out and wins at least one soul today, imagine how much rejoicing would be in heaven because of us. Do your part and He will surely do His.
My greatest desire was to be the youngest ViceChancellor in Africa, but when I became born again and God called me into full-time ministry, I abandoned my ambition. Today, Vice-Chancellors call me Daddy.
Bible in one year: Ezekiel 18-20
Hymn 18 Praise To The Lord The Almighty