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Who has made the greatest impact in your life? Who has the biggest influence over it today?
I struggle with how to answer these questions at this point in my life. Certainly, I have been impacted by my grandparents and influenced by my parents. But, as an adult, I wonder who or what impacts my life most and what influences I allow into my daily routine.
More importantly, who am I impacting? What influence do I have over others? I think of my children. I also consider my friends. What am I doing--or not doing--with regards to them?
Then I contemplate these words from 1 Corinthians 12:2. How much impact or influence should anyone have on another? At least, the pagan idols were silent. Human beings, in general, are not.
For me, it comes down to who am I going to allow to lead me from one place in my life to another. For me, there is only one answer to that question.