Influence is the ability to effect others without any apparent exertion, and in our soul-winning efforts, our influence is important. We can influence people simply by being in their presence, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit gives us authority in this area. He empowers us with the supernatural ability to effectively witness to others of His might. Jesus set the example for us during His earthly ministry, and the Holy Spirit provides the opportunity to continue that ministry today. When we depend on Him, our lives become a living testimony to God.