Your life has the opportunity to influence in so many ways. The problem is that many of these opportunities are either ignored or not even seen.
Reading Job 29, you see an individual who looked out, saw needs and met them. He was a one man servolution. It comes in response to his ‘friends’ and their determined effort to have him confess to guilty pleasures, some secret sin in his life, something that obviously wasn’t there. It would have been easy to confess to something bearing in mind the circumstances he found himself in, easy to think that they may have been right.
But Job stood strong.
Job was very self-aware. He knew where he had come from, what his life represented, that amongst his community he was a leader, someone that people looked to.
v25 ‘I was their leader, establishing the mood & setting the pace by which they lived. Where I led, they followed.’ [message]
Does your life stand up to the tests of integrity and influence?
Are the strong enough to hold you when others would push you to compromise?