We as people don’t really think about the power of influence.
It affects what we buy. It shifts what we wear. It even plays a part in how we think.
The pull has grown so strong that big companies are now contacting social media figures or “influencers” and asking them to promote their products.
Please, Popeye’s sold-out of an item that was meant to last until October in less than 3 weeks due to word-of-mouth & influence.
Whether we admit it or not, we’re willing to try things out more & do things when someone else already has. It makes us want to “join the club” so we won’t feel left out.
Now, you may be wondering how I would know this. Well, it’s very simple.
I’ve done it.
There have been plenty of times that I wanted to be a certain way due to the crowd. I wanted to fit in because I felt being different was too much work. Plus, I didn’t ask for it.
What I didn’t realize was that I was made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). He doesn’t make mistakes regarding anything, especially my personality and purpose.
This means His influence should be what matters.
You shouldn’t be swayed by those who do not follow Him & are not walking in the purpose He has given.
I know it can be hard, but it is worth it.
So, go & take the power back from others & put it where it belongs, with God.