“Sir, I love your leadership. There is no noise but there is real impact.” This was the comment I got years ago after pastoring my fellowship on campus. This comment reinforced my philosophy about leadership and impact; you don’t have to make noise to make impact.

Friend, leadership is most potent when it is silent. There is something like silent impact. You don’t have to make noise to make news (Isaiah 42:2). The stuff that make the greatest impact are often small and invisible. It is small hinges that swing big doors. Don’t wait until you are big before you do something significant with your life.

Impact is not measured in a moment, it is measured in a lifetime. You would never have thought that David was doing anything serious with his life until the day of reckoning. He was making silent impact with the flock of his father, Jesse (1 Samuel 16:11-13, 33-37). Don’t waste destiny opportunity in seemingly small assignments.

Uriah was one of those unsung heroes in the Bible. His response to David reflected his heart and attitude towards life and the kingdom; “And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into my house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as you live and as your soul lives, I will not do this thing” (2 Samuel 11:11).

What is your attitude towards life and kingdom service? How do you handle stuff when in obscurity? Some people will never attempt to do something great for God unless it would be published publicly. There are some assignments that are designed for private; intercession is one of them. A lot of people have lost their intercessory grace because of the desire to be seen.

The design of the body reveals how God wisely hides the most important parts. Paul alluded to this when he said; “…But God has put the body together and has given special honor to the parts that lack it” (1 Corinthians 12:24). If your heart decides to jump out to be seen, it ceases to exist. If you are the heart, pump blood. Make impact without striving to be seen. You may not show in the photograph, but heaven bears record of your impact (Revelation 3:8).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria