Iron Sharpens Iron

We all go through moments in life that will expose our need for help. The Bible teaches that we should bear each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2). Often in my own circumstances, I have noticed that I can quickly become stubborn. To be precise its the area of asking for help. Maybe its pride, or guilt and shame from past mistakes. In most instances, my past keeps me from asking for assistance. In either case looking to God for answers is clear, help comes when speaking to others about your sin.

Recently I sat down to speak with a close friend of mine about a subject that I needed help with. Explaining the entire situation was difficult and it caused me to be open and vulnerable. We spoke about the subject for several hours. Exchanging words of healing, acceptance, and wisdom. As I poured out my heart to my friend he poured out Gods love and grace upon my broken heart. Speaking to my friend was a necessary step I had to take to dealing with this valley in my life. It gave me hope that I wasn’t alone, that God placed my friend here to help my hurt and speak life back into my withered spirit.

See when opening yourself up, you expose your brokenness, flaws, and failures. The devil would like us to stay in our stubborn ways and hide from our problems. He wants us to agree with the lies he’s fed. The lies of shame, guilt, and disgust in ourselves. The answer is no, you and I both know that the Devil is a lier. We do not define who we are based on his summary of our lives. You are a child of the most high God and that is your identity. Chase after one another and bear each other’s burdens. Be a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on when those around you need it the most. Brother to brother and sister to sister, mentoring and listening to each other and sharpening each other in Jesus name. Let’s take the helping hand of a loved one and grow today!

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