The Influencer

There are many things we could discuss about creating the home we love to live in.  It’s much deeper than creating a physically pleasing environment.

While we put great hope in our government, loving living where we do has much more to do with us than our governors.

A couple of days ago, someone I follow on Instagram posted this quote by Barbara Bush.

Your success as a family, our success as a society,
depends not on what happens in the White House
but on what happens inside YOUR HOUSE.
by Barbara Bush

Are you like most women of the world?  Do you spend many hours of your days looking at an electronic screen of some sort?  TV, laptop, iPad, phone…?  (Don’t we all?)

Do you rush from here to there with a fully loaded schedule?  Weren’t those electronics promising to save you time?  Look at us instead.  We jam more and more into our lives without truly taking notice of our influence.

Women of faith or not, we’re very much like the world in some ways – or possibly in many ways.

Shine the Light of Jesus

How do you strive to be different?  What do you bring to the dinner table at night for meaningful  discussion?

We learn new things each day, and often simply by osmosis.  Consider this:

Are you learning new things intentionally?

Maybe you’re already using what you know to be good, honorable, and true to influence the world – your world.  And that’s great!  We all should influence our children and loved ones in the best way we know how – by example, in love, and with intention.

My question is this:

When we’re looking at TV, laptop, or i-something,
are we learning anything meaningful?
Is it simply time set aside for mind-numbing brain vacations?

If you’re a child of God, you’ll understand this.  I challenge you today to do more.  Spend more time reading, learning, and studying God’s truths.  God’s Holy Bible gives us instruction for living obediently.

Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. 
And because they love me, my father will love them. 
And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.  (John 14:21)

Those who love the Lord obey Him.  We are called to righteousness without compromise.

Our society no longer takes a firm stand on Godly living.  But, women of faith are called to live it by making God-honoring choices, even though it’s not popular.  We’re called to hold true to strong core beliefs based on God’s Holy Word.

Your influence begins at home.

How are you faring?  Do you see yourself as an influencer?  Are you standing strong?  (This question is for myself, as well.)

Blessings~

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Comments

  1. Sharron says

    Kim , I sure try to be an influencer.
    I feel like I have to many depending on me . I believe my Lord and Savior is depending on me to keep the faith and live a Godly life, because He has been so good to me !
    I have 2 wonderful children, a wonderful son-in-law and daughter In-law, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. I feel like I have a great influence on my family and it’s my responsibility to pass on to each one of them, the importance of living a Godly life before them to the best of my ability..

    • says

      Thanks for sharing that! I believe our gratitude motivates us to share with others the things God has done for us – our reasons for thankfulness. It’s not about what we do for Him. It’s about what He does (has done) for us. You are blessed with a full family and have much to be thankful for! He blesses based on how we handle the responsibility to share, teach, pass on His truths (as you clearly do!). May He bless you continually…

  2. says

    The challenges of living a “right” life are many. As for being an influencer, sometimes it’s hard to know where or how your presence is felt.

    • says

      Good points, Linda – especially in today’s society. We can’t do it by our own strength. Our heart for the Lord shines through our actions. Simply living out our obedience to His truth influences others in our sphere. He knows and loves the heart of those who live for Him. His love is limitless! 🙂

  3. says

    Hi Kim,
    This is beautiful and something I need to work on. I try to disconnect from the outside world and pay attention to God and His word, but I’m not always successful. I use my tablet a lot for my Bible reading, but there are so many other things on it also, that they distract me. I think I need to go back to reading my printed Bible instead. This was very thought provoking.
    Have a great week.
    Debi
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    • says

      I hope the content was thought provoking – and not too “heavy” or too burdensome. Reading on my phone or computer would be far too distracting. Plus, I like to underline meaningful verses in my Bible. It’s good you figured out your source of distraction. 🙂

    • says

      Ooh, I like that idea of reading aloud. I’ve used several reading plans (and have the chronological Bible), but my favorite is to read straight through OT and then NT.

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