Whether you like it or not every action you take influences others around you. Kids and adults are forming opinions about you and themselves based on everything you say. We are a walking, talking influence. Everything you watch, everything you read and everything you hear influences you. Generally what goes into the eyes and the ears will eventually come out of the mouth. Filth goes in – filth comes out. Goodness goes in – goodness comes out.
Influence – To change the nature or behavior of. When we accept Jesus as our Savior we receive a new nature. That nature is perfect before God because Christ has already paid a very high price for our sins. If this was our only nature life would be real easy. Unfortunately we still possess our old nature as well. All the things we did in the past is still locked in our memory. That’s why a lot of times we are torn between two behaviors.
I promise if you spend time with the Lord every day you can control, even defeat your old nature. The process is called regeneration. The Holy Spirit takes the bad thoughts away and replaces them with good. He will do all the work for you if you ask Him. “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.” Titus 3:5 NASB. So the next time something starts to come out from that old nature take the time to think things through.