You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you.

(John 15:16 AMP)


As God’s sons and daughters, we have been placed on this earth to influence and change the parts of our culture that are out of alignment with God’s laws. He has called and chosen us to take His kingdom into a lost and hurting world by planting us in one of the seven mountains or spheres of influence that shape a society: media, government, arts and entertainment, family, religion, business, and education. Every aspect of our society falls under one of these mountains, and God has connected our purpose with our kingdom calling to possess, occupy, and lead in one or several of these mountains.

Throughout the Bible, God strategically placed people like David, Esther, Joseph, Mary and Paul in positions of influence where they had to use their faith at some point to fight and stand up against forces that were opposing God and His people. God now expects the same from you and me. Are you ready to fulfill your kingdom assignment?


Dear God, please reveal to me the mountain You’ve called me to influence, and equip me with faith to fulfill my kingdom assignment to affect godly change in that mountain. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Possessing Your Mountain. To order this transformational mini-book that will empower you to lead in your sphere of influence, click here