Blog article

What is influence?

Daily Thought

Your Word for 24 July 2024

Exodus 1:12                ESV
‘But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad.’

You and I were created for and called to be influencers.  We are not here by default or by mistake.  We are here by DESIGN and God has called us and destined us to be the influencers in the world today.  It is our calling, it is our mission, it is our commission, it is our purpose and it is our destiny.
According to the dictionary influence is: ‘the act or power of producing an effect without apparent exertion of force or direct exercise of command.’  Another definition says: ‘the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways.’  There is something about influence that is very powerful.
The most amazing thing is that each one of us has a ‘sphere of influence’.  Within this area we can have an effect on those around us.  Have you ever considered how you influence those around you?  Do you have a positive or a negative influence?
Every day we touch the lives of others in some way or another and every one of those interactions are another opportunity to have an influence for God.  John Maxwell says that: ‘Leadership is influence!’  When we use that influence to positively reach and touch the lives of others with the love of God, we are doing what we were destined to do.
If you have a PRAYER REQUEST, please send us an e-mail at  For more information about Alive to God, or to subscribe to our free DAILY BIBLE VERSE, please visit


Subscribe to our Daily Thought service via email

Mini Magazine

We have just completed our latest issue of the ALIVE MAGAZINE. You will find it full of material and articles that we are sure will inspire and encourage you!


You can also support us in the following ways

You can pray. We value your prayers for this ministry. Pray that God would bless it, and enlarge its influence.(1 Chronicles 4:10).

Help us to expand the influence and effect of this ministry by telling your friends, family and colleagues of its existence and promoting it wherever you can.

Banking details

Account name

Alive To God


Standard Bank



branch code


account number


Account type

Transmission (Cheque)

Additional information for international purposes
Swft number


Bank address

Box 35432, Menlo Park,
Pretoria, Gauteng,
South Africa, 0010