Who or what is it that influences you?
Is it music, family, friends, your boss, your spouse, or God, or is it a combination or blend of everybody and everything. Who or what drives you up the wall or calms you down?
Influences, sometimes leads us to make choices, good or bad; right or wrong, which may bring us sadness or joy. Most of these influences in our lives sometimes leads to our demise or delight, no matter what it is still our choice to choose what influences us.
However, I have come to realize, that when you allow God and His word (the Bible) to be your influence and guide, you can’t go wrong. You will not make the wrong choices or decisions. It’s a no brainer. Trust God who knows everything, everybody and the owner of heaven and earth or trust your friends, family and whomever.
Proverbs 3:5&6 tells us to trust or be influenced by the Lord and don’t trust your own understanding, much less friends or family, instead acknowledge God in all your ways and He will direct your path.
(Psalm 119:11,105,133) David was a man after God’s heart, his success was attributed to God leading him, when he failed it was because he thought he could do it without God. In verse 11 he advises us to hide God’s word in our hearts, verse 105 he tells us God’s word is a lamp to his feet and a light to his path, verse 133 he asks God to order his steps in His word, so that no sin will have dominion over him.
Don’t allow people or places to institutionalize you. Replace them with God and His word (the Bible). Look at Job 23:10. God knows the way you need to take; (Jeremiah 29:11) God knows the plans He has for you, no friends or family do. (John 10:6) “JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE” no one goes to God, except through Him.
DO YOU KNOW HIM? NOW WHO WOULD YOU RATHER LEAD OR INFLUENCE YOU? Someone who knows the way, or someone who is looking for the way? It’s your choice. Do you want to know him? If yes, then say this prayer.
Father, I am a sinner in need of your forgiveness. I ask you to forgive me of all my sins in Jesus name. I repent and turn from sinning and doing wrong, right now. I believe that Jesus died and rose again for my sin and I accept His payment. Jesus, I ask you to come into my heart, right now, and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. I thank You, Lord, for hearing my prayer and coming into my heart and saving me according to Your word. I love You Lord, and I ask You to seal me in the blood of Jesus and help me to live for You all the days of my life.In Jesus name, Amen.
May God bless, keep, help and show you the right way.