“Our sphere of people and influence is a gift – it is what has been granted to me at this time.”
I consider more and more as time goes by the importance of appreciating my sphere of influence and significance as being quite near.
That sphere of influence begins with those closest to me, then my friends, out to my work colleagues and those who happen to pass through my atmosphere that I may have the opportunity to provide a word of encouragement, a hint of reassurance and a smile to warm a heart.
Our sphere of people and influence is a gift – it is what has been granted to me at this time.
The challenge of society today is that our media fuels a false picture that significance is the multitudes, the 10+K followers and number of likes. I believe in positive influence – I truly do, but the goal is surely not numbers of impersonal followers – perhaps it is even in the few?
A young lady in my youth group growing up who was just that touch older than me, sang and played the piano every week, and never failed, even in her own teenage years, to turn up, contribute and hang with me. She was significant in my early years.
Your true influence and significance are found, I would suggest, pretty close to home, in those close rings of people who orbit your life.
Let’s appreciate that our greatest sphere of significance is close.