Sphere of Influence

Whether we like it or not; pay attention to it or not; there’s this group of people around us who always watch out for everything we do. They listen attentively to whatever we have to say and more often than not, imitate what we do. The typical human has a desire to “belong” and so at the very least, wants to be like somebody.

Having a sphere of influence isn’t wrong. What you do with it is the point. You see, you’re sharing your goals, practices, habits etc. But you aren’t sharing your faith. You aren’t sharing your peace. You aren’t sharing the life you have. So what’s the point of your influence?

Not everybody can go to the ends of the earth to preach the gospel, yes. But what have you done about the despairing neighbour right at your doorstep? How have you encouraged that cousin that looks up to you to make the right choice? How have you shown your colleagues that you are different? It’s not always about the sermons we preach or carrying your Bible out into the streets. The most important evangelism that you can ever do as a Christian is to show off the beauty of your relationship with Christ.

So, build your network. Expand your limits. Grow in every ramification. Just remember, that even though it is good to share skills, improve your environment, develop yourself etc. The first and foremost reason you have a sphere of influence is so that you can share Christ.

Don’t ever forget that!

Author: Jane Oluwadare
Jane solves hard problems so you don't stay stuck Jane (Hadassah) OLUWADARE is an autistic, dyslexic multi-dimensional woman who uses her different dimensions to amplify one another, and is committed to showing other neurodivergent people how to replicate working wisdom in their respective contexts. In the PKH Network, she brings her various facets, strengths and skills to work together in viable business models, creating solutions for other visionaries, and providing platforms for young people to grow into their own strengths, develop experience and expertise As a data analyst, strategist and business development consultant in PKH Consulting, she sits with business structures to help them identify the gaps in their processes, build the blueprints, strategy, process flows and structures that will get them from where they are to where they want to be. As a productivity and execution coach in PHRONESIS Lighthouse, she works with neurodivergent people to get more productive, and do more with less effort, with particular attention to autistic people and people with ADHD. As a fashion consultant in HSFH, she styles, illustrates, and brings 15+ years of sewing experience to bear as she works to produce and sell stylish clothing that meets sensory, functional and fashionable needs. She teaches creative and trade skills in CriArt Skill Academy, working with neurodivergent children (with particular attention to autism, dyslexia and ADHD) to show them how their natural talents and tendencies can be an advantage inside and outside of the classroom and school curriculum. Utilising games and play as tools, as well as drawing from her own personal experience as a designer, chef and writer she helps them transfer the skills from the creative arts into school subjects and real life. She writes extensively, sharing her thoughts in books, articles and through her various enterprises as creative stories and non-fiction think-pieces available in Books By Hadassah. An International Youth Council member and former Global Youth Ambassador, she sits on the boards of several youth-led organisations in an advisory capacity; and continues to work with others to help develop children and young adults to create a life of impact. At the very core of her being, Hadassah keeps chasing after The One who keeps her balanced and finds the ultimate fulfilment in her fellowship with the Holy Spirit. She quips that He is the real super power that keeps her functioning as an autistic, dyslexic person with ADHD, and often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and mindset reorientation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression)

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