Leaders: Influence – Influencers

One of my friends, Randy Elrod, often states: “a leader’s job, privilege and responsibility is to influence influencers.  As you lead you influence people who then in turn become influencers of others.”

In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers writes:

The people who influence us the most are not those who detain us with their continual talk, but those who live their lives like the stars in the sky and “the lilies of the field”–simply and unaffectedly. Those are the lives that mold and shape us.

As a leader I have many opportunities to be up in front of a group and talk, whether it is the staff I lead or the volunteer teams I get to minister with. In those settings I can state what I think and what I think should be. But the place I make the biggest impact is in how I live, how I lead and how I model being a Christ follower.

Oswald Chambers’s statement above continues this way:
If you want to be of use to God, maintain the proper relationship with Jesus Christ by staying focused on him, and he will make use of you every minute you live – yet you will be unaware, on the conscious level of you life, that you are being used of him.

God has placed me in a position with the potential to influence influencers and he has done the same for you.