You're spending your influence and your affluence in ways that you probably don't realize. God has gifted you and you may not realize it. After working in Central America for only a few weeks I realized the gift that God had given me by being an American. I have access to people, places, things, and money because I'm an American. I realized that being an American was a tremendous gift that carries with it influence and affluence in most cases. You don't have to be rich to be affluent. And, you don't have to be famous to be influential. What theology runs your life? What do you really believe about God? What do you really believe about them --the less fortunate, the down-and-out, the have-nots in life? What do you believe God believes about them? How are you using your influence? What are you doing with your affluence? What could you do for the kingdom?