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Unseen Influence

Posted on: 7-15-112016

Our pastor shared a story on Sunday that is worth repeating.  He asked how many of us knew who Steph Curry is.  The majority of people in the congregation knew who he was.  In case you don’t know who he is, he is a well-known basketball player who is not shy about sharing his faith in Christ.  Then our pastor asked how many of us know who Anthony Tolliver is.  Very few people knew him and I admit, I was one of the ones who had never even heard his name.  He went on to tell us that Tolliver was also a basketball player who got a 10 game contract to play on the same team with Curry.  After Tolliver left the team, he received a text message from Curry telling him how much Curry appreciated Tolliver showing him how to live out his Christian faith in the NBA.  Tolliver admitted that he had no idea that he had any influence on Curry whatsoever.  I love this story because it reminds us that we never know the influence we have in the lives of other people.  We never know who is watching us and the way in which we live our lives.  We never know how what we do may impact another person and how we may be shaping their lives without even knowing it.  We need to remember that the world in which we live is filled with darkness…be the light God has called you to be!  You never know who your light may touch and how it may change them.

“You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8

 

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