The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. (Alice Walker, American social activist)

Everyone has influence over others in some way. Whether it’s a playmate, a fellow student, or an adult compatriot, there is always an opportunity to bear some kind of influence however limited. Thinking you don’t really have such power will severely restrict your ability to be an example and encourager to others who are looking to you.

[Those who fear the Lord] share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor. (Psalm 112:9)