Message Transcript Influence is the capacity to have an effect on someone or something. It can impact our family, our friends and how we live out our calling in the world. To have influence, you must have strong character. And, often time, character gets built up through our brokenness. When you wrestle with God, what happens next will determine whether you stay in your pain and limping or have the virtues of character blossom within you. Until you are broken you will not achieve your destiny to influence and change the world.