The Most Influential Person in Your Life

Who influences you the most? Paul David Tripp says that you are. “No one is more influential in your life than you are because no one talks to you more than you do. You’re in an unending conversation with yourself. You’re talking to yourself all the time; interpreting, organizing, and analyzing what’s going on inside you and around you…You are constantly involved in an internal conversation that greatly influences the things you decide, say, and do. What do you regularly tell yourself about yourself, God, and your circumstances? Do your words to you encourage faith, hope, and courage or do they stimulate doubt, discouragement, and fear? Do you remind yourself that God is near, or do you reason within yourself–given your circumstances–that he must be different?…Here’s the question: how faith-driven and Christ-centered is the conversation that you have with you everyday.”