Be Mindful of Your Influence

Influence can be defined as “spiritual or moral capacity by which we have an effect upon a person.”  Each of us influences other people in one way or another all throughout life.  Our influence on others begins at the time we are born.  We continue to influence others when we are old.  It is not possible to ever quit having an influence on others.

It is possible for us to have a negative influence on others.  But it is also possible for us to have a positive influence on others.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus pictured his followers as being the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13.)  Later, he spoke of his followers as the light of the world (Matthew 5:16.) Today, I will be mindful of my influence on others