Noun 1: a power to affect persons or events, especially power based on prestige, etc.; 2: causing something without any direct or apparent effort; 3: a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; 4: the effect of one thing (or person) on another; 5: one having power to influence another;
Verb 1: have and exert influence or effect [syn: act upon, work]; 2: shape or influence; give direction to [syn: determine, shape, mold, regulate]; 3: induce into action by using one’s charm [syn: charm, tempt].
Influence can be subtle, can operate without direct or apparent effort, accrues over time like interest, and increasingly impacts decision-making until suddenly the realization: Why am I doing this? When did I make this a priority? When did I change my mind?
Discern what is taking place and why. Stay with what God said to you.
Romans 12:2 | 2 Corinthians 10:5 | Verses@Once
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