Live as children of light.
Most of us are not beacons, just small lights: not playing on the big stage, but filling an important, though unheralded, role on a small platform. Whatever the part, someone saw something in us, believed in us, encouraged us.
For me, it was parents, friends—and other early influences: Mrs. Womack, my First Grade Sunday School teacher; Vance Mitchell, my Jr. High Sunday School teacher; Clarence Nelson, an elder in my boyhood church.
For you, it was _______________________________________
Your influence touches someone, whose influence touches someone, whose influence touches someone . . . in other words, your influence has no end point.
You are influencing someone in the future
just as someone in the past influenced you.