As iron sharpens iron,
so a person sharpens his friend.
Proverbs 27:17 NET
You can become dull! Just like a knife needs to be sharpened from time to time, you need people in your life that will sharpen you.
Sometimes, that’s not always fun. When a knife is sharpened, thin pieces of metal are shaved off.
Someone who is close to you, who you trust, should be able to tell you hard things to help shave off the rough pieces and sharpen you. It is important that they do this in a loving way, yet it can hurt sometimes.
The question is, do you have someone close enough to you that will tell you even the things that are uncomfortable, but they do it because they love you?
Father, thank You for friends that You use to help us become “sharper.”