The word 'influence' is defined by dictionary.com as:
'the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions,behavior, opinions, etc., of others.'
I recently came across this short film called 'Influencers' the movies about page says the following:
As a Christian leader topics like this always intrigue me. How is it that people become 'people of influence.?' People who impact the world in so many ways (like Steve Jobs in pic above)? Though the short film obviously has a different focus than what this blog is about, it certainly makes some interesting points about 'influence.'Influencers is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion, and entertainment.
No doubt that as Christians we should be people of influence. To a great degree, we should be impacting our sphere of influence, and as the definition of the word states above we should be a 'compelling force.' A compelling force of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Watch the film below. (if you receive this via email/RSS you may have to click HERE.) Ask yourself, "Is my influence as a follower of Jesus a compelling force?
INFLUENCERS TRAILER from R+I creative on Vimeo.
What can we do to be a compelling influence for Jesus to those around us?