“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world—like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” (Matthew 5:13 NLT)
Our Lord is telling us that we, like salt, should make a difference in the situations we are in. Just as a little salt can either improve or worsen the flavor of something, a little influence can go a long way.
You might be the only Christian in your family … or the only Christian in your workplace … or the only Christian in your classroom … or the only Christian in your neighborhood. In fact, you may be trying to get out of an uncomfortable situation in which you find yourself.
But you may have been put there by the Lord to be an influence and, in a godly way, to move people in the right direction. God can do a lot with a little.