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Impact is real. You know it when it happens. Impact refers to a force that is not only noticeable, but transformational, either positively or negatively. It changes things.
One of the important truths Jesus taught His disciples is the truth of impact. Every follower of Jesus is called to make a positive impact on others.
Here’s one of the statements Jesus made about this, found in Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV) “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
The reality is, everyone impacts others, for good or bad. Jesus called His followers to pay attention to their impact. He reminded us to intentionally be a positive influencer. We are to be like salt, seasoning the world around us. We’re called to be light-shiners, brightening the world of people we encounter.
What kind of impact are you making with your life?