Every one of us exerts an influence
“Every one of us exerts an influence on those with whom we come in contact. This influence we have from God, and we are responsible for the way it is used. God designs that it shall tell on the side of right; but it rests with each one of us to decide whether our influence shall be pure and elevating, or whether it shall act as a poisonous malaria. Those who are partakers of the divine nature exert an influence that is Christlike.... Guard well your influence; it is “your reasonable service” to place it on the Lord's side.” — The Signs of the Times, January 21, 1897.