5 Ways God Will Enlarge Your Area of Influence

by Tereciah on January 18, 2013

 

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Do you know your area of influence?  Do you know the people God has called you to reach?  What area in society are you to use your calling, your anointing, to make a change?

Stepping out on faith and building an organization that can, and will change lives, is no short order.  Staying where you are can sometimes feel like the easiest thing to do.  It’s familiar territory.
However, what you feel and what God needs are two totally different things. Do you remember Moses?  You know Moses, the Prince turned Sheppard, turned leader to a group of ungrateful, stiff-necked, idol loving individuals.  Yes, him. I love his story because it shows how God can and will use an individual to do great things, things that they couldn’t even think of, as long as they trust Him and obey His commands.

Think you’re the only one that has cold feet about branching out and doing something beyond your scope of expertise, knowledge or understanding?  Well, let’s briefly look at Moses’ life a little deeper.
Moses spent 40 years in familiar territory in the area of Midian. When God made Himself known through the burning bush and called Moses to lead the Israelites, he fought “tooth and nail to avoid leaving his comfort zone.” 

God became a bit peeved at Moses reluctance because after all, God being The Almighty was promising to send His power and presence with Moses to help him with the task He had already pre-ordained for him and Moses didn’t seem to get it.  All He saw was impossibility and doubt.

But guess what?  It was still up to Moses to make the decision to take the risk; to not allow his mind and his emotions to take control of his destiny, and to step out and take that extremely large leap of faith.

And you know what?  God has given you that same option!  God will give you and provide for you every supernatural resource that will be necessary to increase and expand your area of influence.  However, you are the one that has to decide whether you will stay in the familiar or break out into the unknown and trust Him.

Let’s talk about your area of influence (your territory).  What area are you called to: Government, Family, Media, Education, Entertainment, Religion or Business/Finance? 
How are you supposed to change that sphere?  What has God shown you that you can do to answer a societal problem?  Do you ever wonder how you will be able to tackle that monumental task of change?  Here’s how, He will “enlarge your territory.” 

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Here are 5 ways God will help you to enlarge your territory to complete the assignment He has pre-destined for you.
 
1.   By GROWING the size of your area of influence, allowing you to do something that is different or new.  
 
2.   By BROADENING your capacity to do something that is new to you.  
 
3.   By HONING the gifts and talents He has placed within you. Enabling you to do what you do even better.
 
4.   By DEVELOPING your effectiveness in how you carry out your assignment.  Instead of doing it all alone, you now find ways to use the expertise of others to assist you in making the vision better. 
 
5.   By EXPANDING your area of influence that will allow you to do something that is more influential.

Is there an area in your vision right now that you can see where God has either grown, broaden, honed, developed or expanded? If so, keep a journal of what it is and how far you’ve came.  That way, as your journey progress you can see for yourself how much you have grown, the people God has placed in your life and the knowledge you have gained.

Wondering exactly how He’s going to provide you with all you need?  Here’s a great article on how God will arrange it on your behalf.  It’s Already Inside You.

Here is the Prayer of Jabez.  Read it, memorize it, and personalize it.  Ask God to bless you as He did Jabez and to enlarge your territory!

And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. 1 Chron 4:10
 

Be Blessed!
© Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

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