Influence – to flow in from the Latin "INFLUERE" i.e. as you flow in your unique purpose and potential you accomplish great things and transform the world we live in and the lives of other people.
Assumptions based on scripture:
1. I can change the world.
2. I can influence another person’s life to the degree that it is transformed.
Matthew 12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
Luke 6:6 On another Sabbath He entered the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.
Behold – He took notice. Jesus scans the crowd and finds the man whose right hand is withered. Withered – to be moistureless; to lose the ability to flow through; to shrink back. The man was living a life under the circumstances of an infirmity.
Hebrews 10:37-38 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
We shrink back because it is easier to live a life in obscurity, accepting only those things that life and circumstance give us.
Deuteronomy 28:13 "The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully,
As heirs of Abraham we do not live under circumstances because we are:
1. The head and not the tail.
2. Above and not beneath.
3. Blessed and not cursed.
Psalm 27:6 - And now shall mine head be lifted up above mne enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises unto the Lord.