AuthorDino Katsiametis

What Is God’s Men of Influence

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That is a very good question; one that I’ve been thinking about for a long time.  The truth is that the concept I believe, was divinely inspired.  Let me explain.  There was a point; and I’m not sure exactly when it was, that I looked at my friends and colleagues and understood that God had surrounded me with smart, successful, Christian men.  Men who were there for me at the lowest time of my life.  These were men of consequence and integrity, who truly understood what I was going through when my business collapsed and my divorce was imminent.  They were a fantastic sounding board as I struggled to find the path that God now wanted me to walk.

I was confused, unhappy and did not at all feel like me.  After suffering what felt like an eternity, I was forced to look inward and realized that I had not been honoring God at all, even though he was trying to show me the way.  I was blaming him for my troubles, instead of taking responsibility for my part in it.  The answer was not to lose faith, but to open my heart to our Lord…to surrender to his will totally.  Men should stand up and be leaders for the family and their community.  I began getting up early in order to have the time to study my bible before going into work.  I took notes, underlined passages and considered deeply what God’s Love meant to me…and things began to get better.  I joined a christian men’s group to gather support from my community. Beyond all reason I was able to find love and a beautiful wife to cherish…things again got better.  My business launched into a new realm of success as I continued to surrender even further to our Lord.  So the question became, not why was God punishing me, but why had I lost faith at all and how would I honor what God had given me.

The inspiration that came filled me with such joy that it’s hard for me to express in words…at least my own.  The words of my favorite proverb rang in my head “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 Iron does not sharpen with a caress but with a clash. The struggle strengthens.  What if there were a community of men; much like the Christian men I had been surrounded by all this time, that had a platform that could reach literally the world?  What would that be like?  I knew one thing, the power of a man who’s surrendered to God was tenfold that of other men…and a community of these men of God, could influence and change everything.

Now, I had already had a few years years of experience hosting a successful radio talk show, so I decided that would be the platform we would use.  With the right message of faith, hope and love delivered through our show, these powerful men could positively inspire other men, women and children to walk the path God had set for them and create a better world.

This is why I believe God’s Men of Influence was divinely inspired.  Join our community and help us on our mission.  At God’s Men of Influence, men can learn to be better husbands, better fathers, better friends and a better example of God’s strength.

Be blessed, Be joyous and Be welcome at God’s Men of Influence.

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Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”

Collosians 323(As with all verses and proverbs we must do our best to interpret what God wants through the filter of our humanity.  I say this because I can only say what his words mean to me, but I encourage everyone to take what inspiration you can from this and then interpret for yourself what you believe to be it’s true meaning.)

Desire is a confusing thing.  God gave us the ability to desire many things, but it is our free will that dictates as a human being, where we will put our intention.  I desire love and I desire to help others, but I also sometimes desire things like material possessions and sex.  All can be in alignment with God’s will depending on context.  Is there such excess in your desire for sex that you stray from your marriage?  Well, clearly that’s against God’s will, but what about the more subtle infractions?  How are we to always know?

The truth is that we can’t always know what God wants from us, unless our intention is on our Lord at all times.  Our society is set up to reward greed, wealth and hedonism to such an extent that even men of God can be influenced.  We are beset on all sides by desires that are not our own, but are fed to us through glutinous tools such as commercialism.  Let’s face it, sometimes we want what the other guy has…or even more.  How many times have you watched a Bentley drive by and think to yourself that your Hyundai wasn’t good enough?  Why?  Because it’s not as cool and doesn’t make you look or feel as good as the Bentley would…but that’s all ego.  God has provided for you transportation for work and for your family, what more do we really need?  I suggest that to feel good about yourself, all you really need to remember is that you’re one of God’s children and he love’s you.

Now this is not to say that we shouldn’t have desires and strive for success, but I do think that  rather than hating ourselves because we don’t make as much money as our neighbor, we should attach our self-worth to how we treat others and how close we feel to God.

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