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Becoming a person of influence

From Pastor Charles Neiman:

You cannot become a person of influence with a bankrupt soul. Build a prosperous soul by investing in relationships.  If you only take from relationship, you’ll soon be bankrupt.

Purpose not to become dull. You become dull when you lose your purpose. Your purpose is to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Salt purifies, preserves, and cleanses from corruption. Purify, preserve and cleanse your life, your home, and your relationships. Let your light shine before men so that they can see your good works.

Purpose to be a builder.  Build up your life, your relationships, your home, etc. Lay down a pattern of building up in your life. Constantly think about the pattern of your life as you live. Is your path the one you would want another to follow?

You can do these things by being

  1. honest (what you see is what you get)
  2. just (right)
  3. pure (innocent, blameless)
  4. lovely (acceptable, pleasing)
  5. a good report (well spoken of)
  6. virtuous (moral excellence, goodness of action)


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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