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Are you like iron?

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Proverbs 27:17 says, "iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." What that means is that the people who are around us are the people who make us better and we make them better. Or at least it should be that way. I Googled some iron synonyms and some of the words were: uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, unbending, resolute, resolved, determined, firm, steadfast, and unwavering. All of those words can convey that if a person is like iron, they are fixed, gazed, and purposeful in what they want and nothing will stop them. So I ask, are you like iron? Do you stand on the promises of the Lord? When we're honest with ourselves, we can answer those questions with a definitive yes or no. 

If you answer yes to both of those questions, than you are indeed like iron. Yes you are. And more than likely, you are already doing positive and encouraging things. You are already sharpening those around you. You are a sharp person who knows that you are going to eventually get to where God has for you to go. You are attentive to excellence and you are hungry for knowledge, to which you eagerly apply to your life and the lives of others. That's wisdom. In fact, you give a new name to iron lady and iron man. And what I would say to that is, keep it up and keep the sharpening going, because we all need that in our lives. 
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