What Kind of An Impact Are You Making?

  • 16 June 2017

As I was sitting in my recliner reading my Bible this morning, I thought of my grandma. One of my favorite memories is coming out of my room in the morning and seeing her with her glasses off, reading. She would make notes in the margins and I decided that, more than anything, I would love to have my grandma’s Bible when she passed away.

The years have taken their toll to the point that my grandma is just a shell of the woman she used to be but I still love her dearly, and I am so grateful for the influence she had on my life.

When I am old and feeble, I wonder what others will remember about me. Am I making a positive impact or is my life inconsequential? Will those closest to me remember me as a woman who walked with God or will they wonder where I am going to go when I die? It is so important to live the life that you would want those following you to also live. There is no room in the Kingdom of God for, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

Everything you do should be evaluated in light of Scripture and what you know to be right or wrong. Do not compare yourself with others, because God doesn’t. Think of those who look up to you and ask yourself, “What kind of impact am I making in their lives?” If you do not want them to become like you, I would encourage you to begin to make some changes. Whether you like it or not, your life can lead someone closer to the Lord or further away from Him.



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  1. Mark Anthony - June 16, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    These are good words of encouragement to ponder. Our lives do have impacts on others. Like you said in your previous post, as believers, we are called to be heavenly minded. That others would think of me and wonder where I will go when I pass is a scary thought. If we are true believers, we must focus so much on Jesus Christ so others will then be able to truly say that he or she walked with the Master.

  2. Chet - June 16, 2017 at 9:48 PM

    Thanks for the reminder and encouragement

  3. Hilary Gronas - June 16, 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Thank you, love your blog. Hugs!!

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