authority granted

Posted on 11:06 AM by dave


Whether we realize it or not, we have all granted someone authority to speak into our life.  In fact, it may be worse than that; we have most likely granted many people the authority to speak into our life.

This authorization is never taken and always granted.  We give others authority to shape and influence our thoughts and emotions.

Now, just reading that may freak you out a bit.  It freaks me out.

One litmus test of determining who has authority in our life is accessing our emotional response to them.  Strong emotions of resonance, peace, camaraderie, "we just click"; these are all indicators of positive influence and authority in our life.  Strong emotions of dissonance, tension, antagonism, "we just don't see eye-to-eye"; these are all indicators of negative influence and authority in our life.

Question: who have you given authority to speak into your life?  What impact does it have?