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FINANCES. What We Believe

How to Influence People

Colette Toach
Apostle and Spiritual Mother
Apostolic Movement International

I was sixteen years old and we were on a Geography tour with my entire class. We were far from home and as usual I felt like the odd one out.

But something happened that night that changed the way I saw things. We were on a night hike and all of us were tired. Ambling along the hiking trail, I heard someone just ahead of me take a fall. Going to see who it was, I discovered that it was a girl in my class. She hung out in a different crowd and we did not know each other very well.

It turned out that she had sprained her ankle. I helped her back to camp where I waited with her until one of the teachers could help her out.

By that time all the other kids had returned and were preparing for dinner or sitting around the campfire. No one really wanted to lose out on all the fun by waiting with someone who was hurt.

One by one I saw this girl's close friends leave her to do their own thing. I stuck around though and we began to talk. She thanked me many times for just waiting with her and by the end of the evening we were best of friends.

I did not think that I had done much that night, but she was so thankful and opened up to me, just because I took the time to get involved.

It was then that I started to realize the powerful principle of just 'being there' and to also take the courage to get involved in someone's problems. Now many years later I am in full time ministry and I find myself applying this principle daily. I want to take this powerful lesson and impart it to you.

Just Think About It for a Moment!

We live in a world where everyone is expected to take care of themselves. If you see someone broken down on the side of the road, you drive on thinking to yourself, "I am sure that they have a plan and can get out of that themselves."

But do you even realize how much this attitude has crept into your ministry? Open your eyes and look around you. It is not hard to find problems.

As a regular believer you might be able to let them go, but as a leader you can never let them go.

If someone has submitted themselves to your leadership, then they count on you to care for them. They count on you to get involved, even when they are ashamed or are struggling.

Now you need to understand this clearly. I am not telling you to get involved in people's lives and to tell them what to do, I am telling you to get involved in people’s lives and love them, until they open their hearts to receive your counsel and ministry.

Jesus is our ultimate example of this. He got involved with the Samaritan woman at the well. He got involved with little Zacchaeus. He got involved with the money changers in the temple (even though many people would have preferred if he did not!)

He got involved with Peters sick mother in law. Later on Apostle Peter walked along the road and saw a crippled man begging. He could have walked on by, but instead...He got involved!

Getting the Idea?

So start by taking a look at those in your church or those that are around you. What are the things they are struggling with right now? 

  • Is there someone in your church living in sin or doing things in their spiritual life that will lead them down the wrong road?
  • Is there a new mother who is losing her patience and feeling like a failure?
  • Is there a single who is struggling with lust or loneliness?
  • Is there a couple who are having problems in their marriage?
  • Is there a businessman who is struggling with finances?

Let's Get Practical

If you are an Elder or Church leader:

1. Make a list of everyone in your church.

2. Next to each name make a short note of their spiritual condition right now.

3. Next to each name write down anything they are struggling with right now.

4. Next to each name write what each person needs to overcome their struggle or problem.

Some of your members might be struggling with their faith. Others might be living in sin. Open your eyes and for the first time, do not be afraid to say the things that need to be said and to get involved where you ignored problems before.

Some Ideas on How to Minister to Those Needs.

One of the main things that they might need is counsel. DO NOT give counsel UNTIL you have read my instructions below on what to do if your member needs counsel.

You can share from the Word in your next meeting.

You can do something to help or arrange help, if it is something practical that needs to be done.

  • You can take the person aside and assure them of your love and that you are there for them.

If you are not in leadership or active ministry:

1. Write a list of the names of the people in your church (or if you are fellowshipping with your family, write their names.)

2. Next to each name write down anything they are struggling with right now.

3. Next to each name write what you can share or do for each person that will help them in their situation.

A couple might be due to have a baby, why not be the first to send flowers and give a word of blessing? Someone might be ill, why not visit and offer to pray? There might be singles who need company...let the Holy Spirit reveal the needs to you.

Some More Tips

  • You can arrange a personal meeting to encourage or motivate.
  • You can do something to help or arrange help, if it is something practical that needs to be done.
  • You can take the person aside and assure them of your love and that you are there for them.
  • You can do something as simple as just BEING THERE when they are going through their situation.

How to Get People to Follow You

Just like Gideon, David, Peter and Moses who weren't born leaders, but were forged into leaders - so you can have the kind of crowd that will follow you anywhere. There is a strong leader inside of you yet. One who is admired, loved and sought out! Learn how to get people to follow you and fulfill the vision that God has given you.... read more

 

How to Get People to Follow You Course

You can have the most powerful anointing, but if no one follows you, then your anointing is of no use to the Lord. Take the vision you have and impart it to others! Take all the treasure you have stored up and build the ministry God has given to you. The thing is though - you will need other people to accomplish all of that.

Become a leader others will follow, admire and imitate. Then you will build the vision God has given to you.

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Responses Posted For This Page

Response from CHIBUZOR - Nigeria : Very splendid.

God will continue to bless you beyond your expectation.
You are doing a great work.

Response from David Newby : Very good points. I just send a social media update asking my followers if I could help them in some area. Thanks for posting!

Response from Eva Haglund : Thank you for very much for talking about practical love!!
It is important!!
I believe as you said that care and love means much. The world is full of people who needs love.In Body of Christ we need more love. We need more of friendship,hospitality as in Acts.2:46 when christians eat together and have fellowship in the homes. For instance a cup of coffe after a prayermeeting -talking at the table -give comfort or maybee pray for a need.
Jesus showed practical love and had fellowship in John.17:21 for instance. Jesus pray that love in Body of Christ will be a testimony to the world.John.17:21.
I believe that there can be christian friends who can live close Ps.133 - easier to meet and show also practical love eaven if you can have friends in other places,too. Many people around us need love -anybody who care. To talk 10 minutes with anybody can means much or help any who was hurt as you did or other ways showing love,make a dish or bake a cake.
Unsaved need our love. Just a smile can save a life I think
sometimes.
Jesus talked about love for instance in John.15:12-13-here about love among christians.Also about friendship washing each other feets-showing care to each other.
He lived love. He gave all in love and eaven died for the soldiers who hated him.He also loved them so much in spite of their hate. That was the deepest practical love -giving his life for all people -eaven for anybody hating him hanging on the cross in the deepest pain.
Isaias.53, 1 John.4:8. God is love.




Response from Eva Haglund : Thank you for very much for talking about practical love!!
It is important!!
I believe as you said that care and love means much. The world is full of people who needs love.In Body of Christ we need more love. We need more of friendship,hospitality as in Acts.2:46 when christians eat together and have fellowship in the homes. For instance a cup of coffe after a prayermeeting -talking at the table -give comfort or maybee pray for a need.
Jesus showed practical love and had fellowship in John.17:21 for instance. Jesus pray that love in Body of Christ will be a testimony to the world.John.17:21.
I believe that there can be christian friends who can live close Ps.133 - easier to meet and show also practical love eaven if you can have friends in other places,too. Many people around us need love -anybody who care. To talk 10 minutes with anybody can means much or help any who was hurt as you did or other ways showing love,make a dish or bake a cake.
Unsaved need our love. Just a smile can save a life I think
sometimes.
Jesus talked about love for instance in John.15:12-13-here about love among christians.Also about friendship washing each other feets-showing care to each other.
He lived love. He gave all in love and eaven died for the soldiers who hated him.He also loved them so much in spite of their hate. That was the deepest practical love -giving his life for all people -eaven for anybody hating him hanging on the cross in the deepest pain.
Isaias.53, 1 John.4:8. God is love.




Response from Eva Haglund : Thank you for very much for talking about practical love!!
It is important!!
I believe as you said that care and love means much. The world is full of people who needs love.In Body of Christ we need more love. We need more of friendship,hospitality as in Acts.2:46 when christians eat together and have fellowship in the homes. For instance a cup of coffe after a prayermeeting -talking at the table -give comfort or maybee pray for a need.
Jesus showed practical love and had fellowship in John.17:21 for instance. Jesus pray that love in Body of Christ will be a testimony to the world.John.17:21.
I believe that there can be christian friends who can live close Ps.133 - easier to meet and show also practical love eaven if you can have friends in other places,too. Many people around us need love -anybody who care. To talk 10 minutes with anybody can means much or help any who was hurt as you did or other ways showing love,make a dish or bake a cake.
Unsaved need our love. Just a smile can save a life I think
sometimes.
Jesus talked about love for instance in John.15:12-13-here about love among christians.Also about friendship washing each other feets-showing care to each other.
He lived love. He gave all in love and eaven died for the soldiers who hated him.He also loved them so much in spite of their hate. That was the deepest practical love -giving his life for all people -eaven for anybody hating him hanging on the cross in the deepest pain.
Isaias.53, 1 John.4:8. God is love.




Response from Elvis Denyo : May the lord God bless you, about the great work you are doing

Response from Hori Bopp : I do believe we are on the same page! Excellent beyond measure. Very inspiring. A great challenge too. I can see I can do a bit more. Bless you!!!

Response from KOBBY : Bless you for this timely insight Apostle.
the world today is moving fast and everybody do not care for or about what happens to anybody. unfortunately the church, especially the most leaders are affected by this "virus".
Like the story of the good Samaritan.
God help the church to do demonstrate true love.
I am challenged though.
More fresh oil upon you sir.

Ghana

Response from KOBBY : Bless you for this timely insight Apostle.
the world today is moving fast and everybody do not care for or about what happens to anybody. unfortunately the church, especially the most leaders are affected by this "virus".
Like the story of the good Samaritan.
God help the church to do demonstrate true love.
I am challenged though.
More fresh oil upon you sir.

Ghana

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