Anne Jackson on Women of Influence Week
Today’s Woman of Influence epitomizes the power of relational influence.
Anne is one of those people that I would categorize as a blog celebrity (she’ll hate that I said that!), so when she first commented on my blog I was ecstatic.
But what I’ve grown to admire about Anne is her genuine warmth and love for people. From her responsive, engaging nature with her readers to her passion for the children of Uganda, Anne’s influence radiates because of her love for others.
It has been an honor to get to know her and I’m especially honored that she was willing to contribute this week!
Here’s what she had to say about being a woman of influence:
Being a woman in leadership is exciting now more than ever in time. There are so many opportunities. I am learning that influence requires focus. There are so many pursuits and challenges I want to tackle. Instead, I think in order for my life to have the greatest impact, I must listen and align my heart to where the holy spirit directs…and realize that being obedient in the small things will have the largest impact in my life and my calling to love.
Ok, I think she was preaching at me a bit…
I have such a tendency to try to pursue the biggest and best and I feel like God is constantly reminding me to lead where I am, to be obedient to the places, the people and the things that he has called me to right now. I tend to get caught up in all my grand plans and I miss the influence that God has given me in this moment.
How about you? Where is the Holy Spirit directing you? Are you listening?