Can you imagine a better way to influence others than to inspire others to praise God?
1. Seek God's approval above all else.
If you're seeking first to please God, sometimes you will have to make decisions that are unpopular with people.
Gal. 1:10- “If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
2. Find God's mission for your life.
a. Paul's mission didn't contradict Scripture.
b. Paul's mission didn't contradict what the Church was already teaching.
Seek Him and let Him reveal His purpose for your life.
3. Invest the time it takes to establish credibility.
Paul's message and ministry were not based on a short-term whim.
We are all people of influence. The questions is: “Is our influence good or bad?”