An important aspect of life is influence. Each one of us has influence over someone in this world. It is obvious that the more you get involved, the more you lead, the more opportunities for influence you will have.

When God called me to start Northstar, I had no idea where it would lead. If someone would have told me that I would one day pastor a large growing church, I would have told them they were crazy. Yet, as I have followed the Lord’s leading in my life, little by little, my opportunities for leadership and influence have grown. At first I did not seek opportunities, but as they have presented themselves, I have responded to them.

Every one of us impacts and influences this world for better or for worse. As Christians, we should be working to be positive influences. My prayer that as a result of this series, we will use the influence and talents God has given us to further His kingdom.