Wednesday, January 22, 2014
How to Impact The People in Your Life
This is another part of my Pastor's message from Sunday. Life is about what we do with the 24 hours every day that God has given us.
We are here for a purpose: Jeremiah 29:11 says, "11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
God is FOR you! Not against you!
Therefore, let's impact our sphere of influence in these 4 ways:
1. Prayer: Words to God about them
One of the most powerful things you can do for someone is pray for someone. Right when they ask. Don't say you will, because you might forget. Be bold. Take their need before God right then.
2. Encouragement: Words to them about them
Say something nice everyday to someone! You can cripple people with your words. It takes 12 encouraging words to take the sting out of one negative word.
3. Actions: Do what you can to turn towards you.
Line up your actions with your words. If God tells you to do something, do it, do not worry about what that person will do with what you gave them. (Like the guy on the side of the road with a cardboard sign.)
4. Serving: Actions towards others that you care about
What you make happen for other people, God will make happen for you.
Do something for someone who can not pay you back!
Start small... pray, encourage, turn towards people, serve others. We CAN and WILL impact this world in a profound way!