“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”  Proverbs 27:17

The NLT says, “so a friend sharpens a friend

We all have friends who sharpen us in one way or another.  But, have you ever stopped to ponder exactly what it is that you’re being sharpened for?

Are you being sharpened to use as a weapon that brings destruction and death?  

Or are you being sharpened as a life-giving soul ready to bring goodness, grace, and truth?

On the surface, it’s not always easy to tell.  Most of us love our friends, the good, the bad, and the in between.  And that’s good.  We should show love and grace to all people.

But we should also take a good inventory of the people we are allowing into the inner most parts of our lives.  Are those people helping to build us up and encourage us in God’s truth?  Or do they encourage us to believe the lies of the world?

And are we truly an encouragement to them?  Do we sharpen them to be warriors for the Kingdom, or are we sharpening and enabling their worst qualities?You will be "sharpened" one way or another by the people closest to you. Learn some sure fire ways to find amazing friends who will draw you closer to God.

It’s so important for us all to find a few close friends who will encourage us, pray with us, pray for us, build us up, and check in on us.  Friends who we can share our dreams with, no matter how silly they feel.  Friends who we can turn to when we need help.  Friends who will guide us in truth.  Friends who will constantly point us back to Jesus.

These friends are not to be taken lightly, and they are not always found easily

So, here are 5 ways to find amazing friends who will become those “iron sharpening iron” people in our lives.

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2 thoughts on “How to Find Amazing Friends Who Help You Soar to New Heights

  • September 11, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    I’ve often thanked God for friends who “sharpen me,” referring to the verse you cited, but I’ve never taken the extra step and considered the purpose behind the sharpening. This is great wisdom, and important food for thought as we sharpen others and are sharpened by them. Thank you for sharing your insight with us at Grace & Truth!

    • September 16, 2015 at 11:36 AM

      Thank you so much for this sweet compliment Jennifer! You’re kind words are touching my heart today 🙂 I’m really kind of speechless, all I can say is that this kind of wisdom that you speak of certainly doesn’t come from me, but from our good and loving Father who always wants the best for us. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leaving me such an encouraging message! Wishing you blessings for a great week!


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