We all have it.
Your clout is your God-given power and influence. You are uniquely made by God. When we discover and unleash our God-given influence – our clout – we position ourselves to lead with passion and purpose that DEFY our personal limitations. Defies it. Goes beyond. Soars way past anything we could ever imagine in our finite minds! Whew! That’s exciting!
I’m thrilled about a book that came out this week called Clout by Jenni Catron:
Jenni’s leadership is outstanding. She is the Executive Director at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee where she leads the staff and ministries of 5 churches that has grown exponentially under her leadership. Her writing is full of heart and shows her desire to help us all grow exponentially! I was deeply encouraged. My book is covered in highlights.
I love what Jenni said here: “One of the most important lessons we have to learn about unleashing our God-given influence is that it is not simply for our benefit. It is for God’s plan and purpose to be accomplished through us for the blessing of others.”
Each of us has the ability to change the world around us.
We all are capable in influencing others.
We all want to matter. We all want to know that our lives are making a positive impact on the world around us.
There are some common traps which short-circuit our clout. Jenni discusses seven clout killers and teaches us through scripture how to avoid these traps:
- Confronting Fear
- Understanding the Impact of Jealousy
- Squeezing Out Scarcity
- Identifying Insecurity
- Purging Pride
- Relinquishing Control
She doesn’t stop there. She goes on to share how we can cultivate our clout, making the most impact in our area of influence:
- Discovering Your Identity
- Developing Your Confidence
- Defining Your Mission
- Determining Your Passion
Thomas Nelson Books has graciously offered me a copy to give to one of you! And trust me, you will want to get in on this. The offer will end on Tuesday, January 28. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday, January 29. Enter to win by leaving a comment below. The book will be shipped directly from Thomas Nelson.
The Thomas Nelson Books team are amazing and they are giving away an iPad mini in celebration of Clout’s release! Here’s the link to the offer on the Clout website: go here
Don’t forget to leave a comment to win the book!
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Reblogged this on Christy Rawls: Encouraging…Equipping… Empowering… and commented:
I’m so excited to announce Heather Snider as the winner of Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence by Jenni Catron!
Congratulations Heather!!! Email your mailing address and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get your book out to you ASAP!
If I don’t hear from Heather, a team member will choose another winner.
I wish I had a free book for each of you! This is a book you’ll definitely want in your arsenal. I love to read, and I love to learn. But, this book has “it”. It’s one of those books that really, truly make a difference in you and the world around you.
Sounds like a great read. Would love to win.
It is. Good luck Jessica!
Sounds like a great book, one I definitely need to read… Thanks for your review!!
This is a must read. She’s great at encouraging and giving such real, relevant tips. Also a great list of clout-killers to watch out for. Good luck!
Sounds like a very interesting book!! I’d love a copy!
This book is one of the best books I’ve read in a while on the subject. Truly a must read. Can’t speak enough good things about it. Good luck!
This book sounds amazing! I’d love to discover my clout!
It is amazing, Misty. Truly a game-changer. I can’t speak enough about this book. Good luck!
This year our women’s ministry theme is becoming a woman of influence. Can’t think of a better book to help us learn about it. Thanks for offering this give away!
Oh my goodness, this would be a PERFECT addition to your Women’s Ministry. A MUST. I will be recommending this one for years to come. Good luck!
Heather, you won!! Congratulations!!! Email your mailing address to email@example.com and your book will be sent out ASAP!
The topics are so relevant and, honestly, things that I struggle with. Can’t wait to read!
This book is so relevant on so many levels. She hits on so many things! Good luck!
Such great and relevant topics! Can’t wait to read it!
It’s a must read. A book I will be recommending for years to come. Good luck!
This book sounds SO GOOD.
I love cross point!
It’s so exciting to hear of another book from someone else inside the church!
So stoked to read more!
It really is a game-changer. Had a big impact on me. Good luck!
Definitely a must read. Hope I win.
Thus book sounds like a new must read for me.
Hope I win.
It really is a must read. Good luck!
Don’t forget to leave a comment here to win the free book!