Recently I heard a minister speak about the importance of being a good role model. “No matter how old you are,” he said, “whether you are 9 or 90, someone is following in your footsteps.” Most of the time I think we are unaware of the influence we have on others. We know our children and grandchildren are watching us, but we forget about our neighbors or co-workers. Whether we admit it or not our lives our closely monitored when we call ourselves “christians.”
My daughter is a teacher and a role model for her students. When I visited her classroom it was easy to see that her students adore her. She’s also a role model for my granddaughter. Abby is crazy about Aunt Ray Ray (her nickname for Rachel). Every time Abby goes to her house Rachel drops what she’s doing to focus on her niece. Abby literally follows every step Rachel takes. Recently Abby slipped on a pair of Rachel’s shoes to follow her around in and we snapped a picture to remind us of the importance of letting our christian lights shine.
Help us Lord to be good examples and to remember that someone is watching us. I pray we’ll lead them to you. In Jesus name, Amen