2 Corinthians 2:16-18 …So that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another’s area of influence. “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends…
Sometimes people say to me: “Alveda, you are a famous celebrity. Everyone will listen to you.” Well, friends, actually I am more a warrior for Jesus than a celebrity. And yes, God has blessed me to reach a lot of people with a voice of truth for life. Yet, I don’t speak to everyone.
Actually, everyone has influence. We all, each and every one of us has a “circle of influence.” Paul speaks of one another’s areas of influence in 2 Corinthians. Our circle of influence is our immediate family, then our relatives, then our coworkers and church community, and then our social circles, and so forth.
We can all use our influence to win souls to the Kingdom of God and of His Christ, to introduce them to the Holy Spirit. And then, we can share the prolife and pro-family message.
Use your influence with confidence. It is a gift from God!