Welcome to this Wednesday’s edition of the Influence Series!
It’s been such a blessing to connect with amazing guests to talk about the book, Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus (Not Me) . . . I hope it’s been a source of joy and encouragement for you, too!
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Before we dive into our interview this week, here’s a quick recap of where we’ve already been:
- The Tension of Platform Building as a Christian with Shannon Popkin
- Overcoming Fear as a Christian Writer with Alia Joy
- How Your Calling Can Help You Overcome Your Fears with Grace P. Cho
- Growing in Confidence as a Christian Writer with Quantrilla Ard
- Should Christian Writers Strategize or Just Trust God? with Asheritah Ciuciu
- Asking the Hard Questions with Adriel Booker
- Fighting Comparison as Christian Writers with Shannon Popkin
To build on the theme of today’s conversation,
here’s a FREE downloadable resource
to help you sift through your own motives before you post online:
When building a platform, competing desires can muddy your motives as a writer. How do you sift through the noise to find clarity?
My special guest today, Kristie Anyabwile, shares some great perspective in our latest video!
Check it out:
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In this interview, Kristie shares a wealth of wisdom about topics like:
- The importance of measuring our motives before the Lord to weed out any ulterior motives that may be hidden deep within
- The wise practice of waiting to post on social media instead of posting immediately, especially if the post contains potentially controversial content or material that was written out of anger or defensiveness
- Finding an accountability partner to give honest input about whether your post is helpful or unhelpful
- Seeking to post content that is redemptive, not vindictive
- . . . and much more!
“Before posting on social media, ask yourself, “Do I really need to post this right now in this way? Or is there a more helpful, redemptive way I could say it?” ~ Kristie Anyabwile
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Kristie Anyabwile is a pastor’s wife, mom, Bible teacher, and author of His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God, which will be released in September.
She currently serves as the Associate Director of Women’s Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust, helping to equip women Bible teachers. She has written contributions to the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible; Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church; Women on Life: A Call to Love the Unborn, Unloved and Neglected; and Hospitality Matters: Reviving an Ancient Practice for Modern Missions.
Her work can also be found at The Front Porch, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Christianity Today, and Revive Our Hearts. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@kanyabwile).
She joyfully supports her husband of 27 years, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC. They have 3 children.
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Thank you for this series. This one on motives came at the right time as the Lord has been asking me to look deeper at my motives for what I am doing, to ask myself Why? It is not easy to dig in and look when stress seems to drive me a lot these days. I appreciate your honesty and wisdom in this. Thanks for sharing.
great interview! very helpful guidelines. i’m watching the interviews now. no time right now to read the book. it is whetting my appetite for the book! i am familiar with her husband so it was fun hearing more from her:)