Not in the sense of control or power, but in the way of purpose, influence is both natural and desirable. Otherwise, what is the point of our faith? Certainly, the primary point of faith is a holy relationship with God. After that, we are so to influence our world and the world.
Keeping our faith private or to ourselves can be a waste. Let our faith and our Army be influential. Let God's love flow from every person and every mission point to God's glory. Hallelujah!
Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)
20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—