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We have idea just how long it took for all of this to go down. BUT clearly Esther had to put the plan into Action if Haman’s evil plan was going to stop!
A person of influence moves forward, even if it’s baby steps.
They speak up
Esther 4:12-14 NIV
12 When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, 13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
Esther had purpose, a very specific purpose. BUT HAVING PURPOSE is nothing if you don’t ACT on that purpose!
They embrace their circumstances and move forward.
They act on their words. It’s not enough to just say something we can say all day that we want to be positive influences but if we keep making choices including NOT to move forward we are really a negative influence.
Being a Active Influence is NOT comfortable!
The opposite of this powerful action of influence is being comfortable. ,This person is satisfied with where they are. They don’t want to get outside their comfort zone. They don’t want to be “PUT OUT”. They are completely at home in the pew doing what they have always done. “New” is not in their vocabulary.
Just like a boat in still water cannot be turned we cannot be turned in the direction God wants to send us if we are just standing there waiting for something amazing to happen. We have to pursue a relationship with Jesus. we have to be willing to step out in faith. Even if it seems completely Crazy.
Now I will say that sometimes God will pick us up and move us. THIS IS A VERY PAINFUL PROCESS!
An that’s where We come full circle. If we are WILLING to have FAITH, live in a TRANSPARENT fashion, with PERSISTENCE, and a CRAZY love to live life for Jesus, the Action part comes Naturally!
And that wraps up the first week (and two Days) of the writing Challenge!
Let’s Chat: Which of these Attributes is the hardest for you? For me it’s persistence. I must confess that I tend to give up WAY to easily!
What’s Coming Up
Starting Tomorrow we will kick off the second week of The Power of Your Influence. This next week we will be discussing more in depth the choices we have to be either a positive or negative influence.
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