“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 (NASB)
Just think of it… every person in your life has been placed there for a reason. Maybe you are to serve and minister to them in some way or they are meant to instruct and serve you. Either way, they have crossed your path for a purpose.
Now, reflect on those who are easy to love and those who are a real challenge to love. The challenging ones have crossed your path in order to teach you something. We grow in our spiritual maturity when we learn to love unconditionally, especially those who ruffle our feathers. When we love those who irritate us, we are moving in the power of the spirit.
Faithfully, God prepares His children for the tasks He has planned for them to accomplish. He uses people and circumstances to train us and equip us for battle, as stated in Proverbs 27:17.
Who in your life serves to sharpen you? Have you thanked God for them? Will you now?
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV)