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Iron Sharpens Iron

March 6, 2014



Lessons that we learn and grow from can sometimes come in the most unexpected packages. Have you ever noticed that? If we can have an open heart as well as a discerning eye to see and ears to hear we open ourselves to teachings and experiences that otherwise may have never been noticed or learned. This has been the case for the wonderful class I am coaching for some young women. Sometimes I am right there getting insights into my own life just from the interactions in my class. The result is, iron sharpens iron in this class.


What this experience reminds me of is Proverbs 27:17NIV where it says: Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Well in this case one young woman sharpens another.


None of us really get through life without making mistakes and some of them are big ones. Sometimes I think these young women I am coaching are teaching me more then I am teaching them. Of course this isn’t really the case but as the a-ha’s are revealed we are learning so much from each others experiences and awareness’s.  That’s partly what a Christian life should be about.


It is always an amazing thing to see how God’s plan unfolds for each of us and if we can listen and learn, we grow because of His grace and His wisdom. I believe He does not want us to do that alone so as we become sharpened, we can help the person that comes along and needs the sharpening we just learned. That’s why through coaching , I can see how God gives us purpose in our pain and struggles.

What is always the best surprise to me is seeing how after the hardship or difficult situation has passed, we can see how Go