You are always having impact…but is it the impact you want?
What you say, how you say it, and what you do, all combine to determine the kind of impact you have on others.
I know at times I am guilty of saying things in a way that I shouldn’t and also doing things, which give others a bad impression of me and what I stand for. These days I usually realise as soon as I’ve said or done something I shouldn’t have done, what I’ve done. However that wasn’t always the case, as in the past I’ve been guilty of being unaware of my failings, and therefore didn’t even realise the impact I may be having on others.
These days however, I try to apologise to those concerned when I’ve said or done something I shouldn’t have done. I know that doesn’t mean it makes it ok for me to say/do things I shouldn’t. So, to those of you I’ve annoyed/upset by saying something, or saying something in a way I shouldn’t, or done something I shouldn’t have, I apologise and ask your forgiveness.
Believe me, I am trying to be a better, more loving, caring and understanding person, but I find it very difficult when I’ve struggling physically or emotionally with life, so please bear with me, and please don’t take anything I say or do in these circumstances to heart because I won’t have meant it the way it’s come across.
I want to be a good influence on people, and have a positive impact on other’s lives, and I know I can achieve this with God‘s help.
We can all have a positive impact on others if we give our lives to Jesus, because He can guide us in all situations and help us be the influence He knows we can be. That’s what I’ve done, how about you?