“May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord God of hosts; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel” (Psalm 69:6).
Whether we realize it or not, each of us exerts an unseen influence on the lives of those around us. By our attitudes and actions, we engrave impressions on the minds of others that can never be erased. We tend to forget that those outside the church are watching us and they seem to expect more out of us than we expect of ourselves. To be called by God is to be nominated by him to be a positive agent of influence in the world around us.