Join us today for an episode about the reason we are all influencers and also influenced...
Today's episode is focused on Matthew 5:13-16...
In today’s spiritual foundation episode about developing your influence, I talk with you about Matthew 5: 13-16. I share how you need to recognize that you are an influence on others. I also share how others influence you…
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Episode 1087: All Things Influence You
[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining me on episode 1087 of the inspired stewardship podcast.
[00:00:07] Robert Farrington: I'm Robert Farrington from the college investor.com. I encourage you to be inspired, to become a better steward through financial wisdom. By listening to this show, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott,
[00:00:22] Scott Maderer: and the truth is whenever you're given that responsibility of sharing a word, it's a direct way of seeing the influence that we have and seeing the way that my thinking about other people is causing influence on. But we have that kind of influence and we are influenced by others that way. Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast.
[00:00:50] If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling [00:01:00] in the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.
[00:01:11] And today's spiritual foundation episode about developing your influence. I talk with you about Matthew chapter five, verses 13 through 16. I share how you need to recognize that you are an influence on others. And I also talk about how others influence. Matthew chapter five verses 13 through 16 says you are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty?
[00:01:37] Again, it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden, nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand. And it gives light to all who are in the house. Yeah, this idea of [00:02:00] influence is what I'm exploring this week.
[00:02:02] And the idea that. We are an influence to others and others are an influence to us is one that I think is very important when you're thinking about the Christian walk. Not because we need to examine who we hang out with and never hang out with anyone who does it act or believe or behave in exactly the way that we do.
[00:02:28] But rather, because we need to understand the influence that we have on others and that others have on us. We need to recognize that whatever we do, whatever we say, however, we act let's people see in us an example of what it means to be a Christian, what it means to. In Christ's love. And the truth is what I think about that.
[00:02:57] I often struggle because I will be [00:03:00] honest. I often behave in a way that doesn't actually illustrate Christ's love. I'll get angry with people. I'll feel upset that others don't agree with me, or they don't behave the way I think they should. And then I have to remind myself that. That's not my place to judge.
[00:03:19] That's not my place to worry about that. My place is to actually just show them love. And when I think about how others influenced me that at times I've surrounded myself with people. Aren't necessarily the best influence on my Christian walk. I don't always spend time with my Christian brothers and sisters that are able to lift me up and encourage me in my walk.
[00:03:47] But oftentimes instead I get distracted. By other things that draw me off from what I should be doing that caused me to spend time and energy in ways that aren't [00:04:00] conducive to living out the walk, the way that I want to right now I'm getting ready for a walk to a Maha's event. And I'm the lay director and I'm preparing the talk that I have to give.
[00:04:13] And I'm trying to balance and share some things that are very personal and vulnerable, but at the same time, not do it in a way that it causes harm or discomfort for others. And it's a difficult thing because some of the topics that I have to talk about are ones that I know others have very strong feelings of, they think certain ways and not necessarily the way that I think.
[00:04:40] And even though I'm not worried about being judged by them in a way that is they're looking at me as, as wrong, or in some way as causing harm. I am worried about causing disruption or discussing. That causes a negative event for people rather than [00:05:00] helping people walk and grow better in their relationship with Christ, which is the purpose behind a walk to a Maha's to help develop leaders in the Christian community.
[00:05:11] And the truth is whenever you're given that responsibility of sharing a word, it's a direct way of seeing the influence that we have and seeing the way that my thinking about other people is causing influence on me, but we have that kind of influence and we are influenced by others that way, all of the time, we just don't always realize and recognize that.
[00:05:39] And that some of what we'll be talking about this week on the podcast. Thanks for listening.
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[00:06:32] Your talent and your treasures develop your influence and impact the world.
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“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. - Matthew 5:13