It took me years to look outside of my small circles. I never used to think how my words or deeds could affect positively or negatively a room full or people, a classroom full of students or a meeting full of conservatives. It really did not dawn on me that I could change people's behavior and guide people's thinking. That is not to say I had to do anything profound either. I did not have to invent anything patented or build something original. No. I just had to reflect the qualities I hoped to project on others. In other words, I had to live that which I was hoping to leave behind.
People are watching. Your friends, family, children, spouse, co-workers, bosses, Wal-Mart check out girl....all watching. I pray they see the Jesus in you. And I pray that you are leaving bread crumbs along the way that reflect those things that are bigger than you.