You can probably think of someone pretty quickly who had a big influence on your life. Maybe they sacrificed time to pour into you when you needed it most. Or maybe they were someone you could always count on to be trusted. What if God wanted you to influence someone else in the same way you have been influenced? But like most other things, this won’t happen accidentally. This week, Pastor Sean gives 3 world views that will sabotage your ability to be an influence and why they exist. And then shows how we can choose to overlook the problems and see the person to be influenced.



3 Worldviews That Will Sabotage Your Ability To Influence

1. I must protect myself (Wall go up, influence goes down)

2. I must benefit (what’s in it for me)

3. I must control (they must do it the way I want)

When you believe the best about others after you’ve seen their worst, you move into the best position to make the most difference in their life!”

Three Ways To Grow Your Potential For Influence

1. Focus on the person

Philippians 2:3-5 “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

2. Focus on their potential

Ephesians 4:32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

3. Focus on their purpose

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.