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Friday, 19 December 2014
IRON SHARPENS IRON
A Bulgarian proverb confirms it "if you find yourself taking two steps forward and one step backwards, you have invariably mixed up association in your life"
Most of the trail blazing achievements and opportunities people have embraced are traceable to the meaningful contacts they made that eventually turned out very yielding, causing them to experience untold increase and fulfilment...in the same vain, it is rather obvious that evil communication corrupts good manners.
It is not enough to come from a family that is known for high level moral rectitude, it is important you define the association that will strengthen the values you were schooled with. Indeed iron sharpens iron and so does a friend sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Think about what will happen if you choose to sharpen an iron with a wood...I have thought about it and I imagined two things will happen; the iron will get blunt and the wood will be damaged. It only becomes a fruitful venture when you have a clear-cut definition of your purpose in life and begin to attract the very key personalities that sharpen you even as you compliment them.
It is commonly said "show me your friend and I will tell you who you are". It is easy for me to tell you who you are by interfacing with your friends...yes...because they have rubbed-off on you, they have influenced you even without your consent or awareness.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. You are sharpened by irons, you are improved by the persons you associate with, you are also short-changed by the same choice of association; it is all a matter of choice. Choose the partner, friends, carefully. Ones that will lift your soul and not bring you down and make you forget who you truly are! It is written, "Oil and Perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel", Proverbs 27:9