It takes a grinding wheel to sharpen a blade, and so one person sharpens the character of another.
Proverbs 27:17 TPT
I was thinking, what exactly is meant by this? Suddenly I saw a knife with a nick in the blade and as it was placed on the grinding stone, it slowing disappeared. When finished, it looked as though it had never been there, sharp and shiny as new.
All of the people God has placed in my life at different seasons have done this for me. Some have rubbed me the wrong way, but it turned out to be the right way, I just expecting something other than what God had planned for me.
How often have I complained about this person or that person? It was only in reflection have I saw the way God used them to hone my listening skills, my speech patterns, my writing and yes, even my patience. And just when I think I’m sharp enough, in swoops another one to shave off a nick I didn’t see was there.
I’m thankful for the friends God has placed in my life. I maybe wasn’t at the time, but I am now. If you’re a current friend of mine, don’t take this as an invitation to start grinding on me. I might bite your head off or possibly shove you into a dark room, but don’t give up on me.
Looking Sharper by the Day,