You Have Influence (But You're Not The Point)


This year, my blog has reached more people than I ever thought it would. And it’s not because of anything I’ve done. I logged on and I wrote. God brought the increase. Bleeding onto the screen isn’t necessarily fun, but I can’t help myself. Being honest with you is a way I make much of Jesus. Truthfully, the one person I should want to hide my junk from already knows. He already took care of it. Don’t stare too long at my brokenness, see Christ shining through the holes.

I don’t have to look at my blog stats to know there’s been growth. I can feel it. I can feel it when friends from years gone by reach out to tell me they’ve been enjoying my posts. I can sense it when acquaintances in my small town stop me and thank me for writing. I have an idea when a buddy jokingly tells me she prays for nights in the trenches so I have more material. I know it when I connect with real people in meaningful ways. And I’m beyond overwhelmed. I’m completely humbled.

I’ve learned this year that if you have an online presence, you have influence.

And I believe that our online lives count.

But we’re not the point.

Which is why I joined The Influence Network.

THE INFLUENCE NETWORK is for creatively minded women, who are looking for an uplifting community where they can be encouraged and also resourced to make their online lives MEAN SOMETHING.

I get that.

My life will only mean something if I exalt Christ. I am growing to love this community of women who have committed to heralding the Gospel through their diverse talents on the Internet. If The Influence Network sounds like something you want to join, click here! (And, I should say, this is *not* an affiliate link. I just really love what the gals at Influence are doing.) 

Yes, you have influence.

No, you’re not the point.

However it looks for you, make your online life count by knowing “nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2)



  1. Karen on September 25, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Nice posting! Maybe I’ll see you Saturday at the conference. My daughter is Hayley Morgan and I’m going to stop in for the Saturday sessions.

    • Victoria on September 25, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Hi Karen! Sadly I’m one of the “not attending, wish I could!” conference people. Really hoping it works out next year 🙂 BUT I love Haley Morgan. She’s helped so many women and brought a great vision to the internet. You raised a wonderful daughter!

  2. Beth Anne on September 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    LOVE! We’ve been thinking about joining the Influence Network and attending the conference next year.

    It’s a struggle to know how to be most insanely helpful but also make Christ shine.

    Hayley really is amazing 🙂

    ~ Beth Anne

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