Who is your Influence?

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “influence.” We would love to have you join us.

There is so much in our world that can influence us….music, art, tv! It seems a lot of those things can have a negative impact on today’s youth. Where do they learn about things they shouldn’t or use words that they shouldn’t either? W

Working at a church I want to have a positive influence on our youth. I want them to know it’s ok to unplug. I want them to know they can talk to me. I want them to know that they should treat each other with respect. Most of all, I want them to know they are a beloved child of God.

God is the one who cares deeply for all the world. God influences us all with God’s power. God loved us so much that God sent God’s one and only son into the world for all of us. God, and only God, had the power to overcome death. God and Jesus are who I want the youth I care about to turn too. I want them to be influenced by God’s love and to share that love even with those who are different than them. Who

16 thoughts on “Who is your Influence?

  1. Hi Tara! I’m hopping over to your place from FMF. It sounds like you are a wonderful influence to the youth you serve. You point them to the Lord and give them practical ways to live a good life. Glad I stopped by. God bless you!

  2. The God I serve, His ways can be
    both puzzling and remote.
    No respecter of persons, He,
    so I will not boast or gloat
    of understanding given to
    me of His majestic plan;
    His influence flows right through
    His word to this common man.
    I would surely like to know
    some answers, hard and fast,
    but He’s above, and I’m below
    living a mystery He has cast.
    So I’ll walk on in faith and hope
    and charity, His Influence-scope.

  3. Hi Tara – love your post. Influencing young people to know they are truly God’s beloved seems like the most significant thing you could do. Thanks for sharing today. Jeannie (#29)

  4. Yes! I’ve only been involved in youth ministry since May, and have only attended two mid-week gatherings so far, but I’m already feeling fierce about the kids knowing God. There is so much chaos and negativity in their lives. I want them to know His love!

  5. No harder yet greater influence than youth work. I remember when I was assigned a group of goofy jr. high kids. Many went on to go into ministry themselves and honored me so much. Worthwhile indeed!

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