Monday Motivation: Iron Sharpens Iron….

Hey guys!

I hope your weekend was filled with good weather, good food and good company! Mine certainly was!

Quick blog post today because I am in the midst of one my busiest weeks so far this year. However, today, one of my “little sisters”  turned 21 years old today. I knew it was coming but I never anticipated it hitting me so hard! Would you believe I was an emotional wreck this morning,( as I also was 2 years ago when my other 2 “little sisters” turned 21…)  Now, by no means am I that much older( there is less than 10 years between us) but I literally feel like she was my baby. I mean she was the first diaper I ever changed ( at 9 years old) the kid I used to pinch to wake up so I could take care of her, the kid who stole food from my plate ( she’s still doing this!) and broke  my chain! ( lol)

So today, as I sat and reflected on this, the scripture passage found in Proverbs 27:17 (NLT)  came to me and it reads:

“As iron sharpens iron,
so a friend sharpens a friend.”

What does that even mean? Let’s break this down in the easiest way possible. If you have two knives, and both are dull, what’s the easiest way to sharpen them? ( without the use of a fancy knife sharpener 😛 ) Rubbing them together of course! When the blades are sharp, each knife becomes more effective and usable. The term “iron sharpens iron” is a true example of partnership. As Christians, fellowship is extremely important. As human beings, we thrive on fellowship (friendship and unity), and when we are engaging in healthy fellowship, it becomes very difficult for one to stumble and fall and stay down, because there will always be someone there to pick you up. Ultimately, Jesus is always there to pick you up spiritually but sometimes you literally need someone to pick up, dust you off and set you straight!

I began to think to myself, have I done enough to ensure that my “iron” is sharpening their “irons” . I’m by no means perfect,but I hope my journey has encouraged them to strive towards better! It is my responsibility  as a big sister to live a life that is pleasing to God and a life that sets an example spiritually,mentally, emotionally and beyond! I pray that I will always be able to live up to this great responsibility.

I think the song ” Count on Me” by Bruno Mars is so fitting today! The lyrics read:

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea,
I’ll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see,
I’ll be the light to guide you

Find out what we’re made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like 1 2 3
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like 4 3 2
You’ll be there

Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Woooooooh, Woooooooh
Yeah, Yeah

If you’re tossing and you’re turning and you just can’t fall asleep,
I’ll sing a song beside you
And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me,
Everyday I will remind you, ohh

Find out what we’re made of
When we are called to help our friends in need

You can count on me like 1 2 3
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like 4 3 2
You’ll be there
Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Wooooooh, Wooooooh
Yeah, Yeah

You’ll always have my shoulder when you cry
I’ll never let go, never say goodbye

You know you can count on me like 1 2 3
I’ll be there
And I know when I need it I can count on you like 4 3 2
You’ll be there
Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah

Oohhhh, ohhhhh
You can count on me cause I can count on you ❤

I love y’all and just know, near or far my iron will ALWAYS sharpen yours! # GDC forever!

Oldie but a goodie!!
#21

Ps: Happy birthday “Mamud”

xoxo

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