As children, we naturally followed the examples around us. This may have been especially true if our surroundings lacked morals and integrity. When we mature into adults, we have a greater ability to think independently from others. No matter how great or poor our models were, we have to understand that we have been imprinted, in some way, by others. From sermons, to brief conversations; lectures and more, every person who has touched our lives in any way has the ability to leave some sort of imprint upon us, no matter how small. Something as simple as a smile can be a powerful exchange to many! These interactions have the potential to change us and can leave us a little different or modified in some way than what we were before the exchange. Therefore, let us be mindful of everything we say and do because after each and every encounter, we may have left some sort of imprint upon another life.
Proverbs 18:21 - The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
Galatians 5:22-23 - But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!