Ever Feel You are Lacking in Influence?
At some point in your life, you may feel that you are lacking in your ability to lead and influence other people. Perhaps the Lord has given you great dreams and visions, and you know you will have to increase in your power and effectiveness in order to achieve your Kingdom goals.
Full of Faith and Full of Power
When the first-century church was looking for people to be in leadership, they were seeking people full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom. And they chose Stephen because he stood out as someone who was capable and effective. The Bible says Stephen was a man full of faith and power, and he did great wonders and miracles among the people (Acts 6:8). He carried a powerful anointing and it was recognized by everyone around him!
Your Level of Faith is Connected to the Authority You Carry
Make no mistake about it: there is a direct connection between your level of faith, and the authority and anointing that you carry. If you want to increase in your leadership ability and influence in people’s lives, then you have to increase in faith and that comes by growing in your knowledge and understanding of the Word of God. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17).
You Can Increase in Influence and Be a More Effective Leader
Take the time to build yourself up in the Word of God, and you will see your confidence level increase, your wisdom and judgment will be finely tuned, and you will find that people will begin to look to you for insight and leadership.