During this last year, I have visited Washington, DC a few times. It has been a destination for hanging with Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. and for advocacy for Americans for Homeopathy Choice. While there, I explored some of the tourist attractions. One of which is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It is so huge and so filled with our history that It requires hours upon hours to see everything. So, on each visit, I tour a different part. This week, my Trusted Assistant and I went purposefully to see the Oprah Winfrey exhibition. While “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture”, we viewed the pictures, costumes, clothes, interviews, and videos. But one captured our attention and was worthy to be highlighted.
Wherever you are, that is your platform, your stage, your circle of influence. That is your talk show, and that is where your power lies. -Oprah Winfrey
Although said on the last Oprah show aired in 2011, it impacted me as if it was just said in 2019. Because God always confirms His Word, this just solidifies what He has been speaking to me for years.
This quote spoke to me as another witness to God’s call for a witness in the earth, influencers for the kingdom. Now in God fashion, as He works with me, I am putting it on front street for everyone to read and see. During the 30 years of ministry with the Man of God, I was an influencer unaware. Ministering to everyone, we just did what we did. Now I have a clearer vision of my future, my call and walk for the last half of my life that I am calling “The Next 60”.
Each of us has a sphere of influence, those people that we impact, those that we can reach better than anyone else. They are waiting for our encouragement, our guidance, our light to show them the way. -Harriet Noel Jones
The Bible says it like this:
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. -Matthew 5:16 ESV
So onward and upward I go, being a game changer, a catalyst, a leader and influencer for what God has planned in the earth in areas that need impacting from me.
Harriet Noel Jones