Your influence is like your shadow. It may not always fall where you want it. Therefore, you need to be especially careful to see that wherever it falls, it will have a "good" effect on all. You may not be able to control the shadow, but you can control the one who casts the shadow.
Make your influence count for God. Be not deceived! Others are being influenced by your example right now, this very hour.
Are you leaving a "Christ like" image?