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Influencing Your World For God

Influencing your world as a believer is crucial. However, this does not merely refer to your geographical location but also your spiritual position. Influence involves the effect one person has on another’s behaviour and character and the ability to create positive changes in people’s lives.

According to 1 Corinthians 15:33, if you allow non-Christians to shape your thinking, you will conform to worldly ways instead of following God’s path. Many Corinthians struggled to believe in Jesus Christ’s resurrection because they listened to Jews, such as the Sadducees, or other unbelievers who influenced their thinking. In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul seeks to convince the Corinthian church about the certainty of Jesus’ resurrection after His crucifixion. Paul assures them that believers will be resurrected and live eternally in a transformed spiritual body suitable for the celestial realm.

Paul challenges the Corinthians to reconsider their behaviour and to avoid living sinful lives influenced by the worldly desires of heathens. Influence is a spiritual force that can be acquired positively or negatively, and believers are encouraged to be agents of positive influence in all areas of life.


As a follower of Jesus living the beatitudes, you play a significant role as the salt of the earth. Christians, like salt, preserve what is good in culture and bring the distinctive flavour of God’s values to all aspects of life. Similarly, you are the light of the world, not only maintaining personal holiness but also impacting the lives of those around you. The workplace, in particular, offers an opportunity to share about Christ, but it should be approached with caution. It is essential to fulfil work responsibilities honestly and avoid creating divisions or a hostile environment for non-believers. Instead, by living as people of blessing, Christians can be salt and light, influencing the workplace, homes, and nations.


Philippians 2:14-15 encourages believers to do everything without grumbling or arguing, becoming blameless and pure in a warped and crooked generation. Complaining and arguing are prevalent in workplaces, where people often express dissatisfaction with various aspects of their lives. However, Christians are called to rise above these tendencies. By trusting God, prioritising others, and showing love in every situation, believers can shine like stars in the sky. Standing out as different in a world of complaining and arguing, they demonstrate the purity and holiness of God.

Consider the impact of your words each day. How often do you complain or argue? By focusing on God and trusting His control, you can avoid complaining. Understanding God’s love for all people will also help you refrain from arguments, instead speaking the truth in love.

May you trust that God is in control, speak words of love and encouragement, and be guided by God to live blamelessly and purely in this world.

Written by Elder Richard Agyem (PENSA Bompata Sector Secretary)

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