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

When we have people who can speak an encouraging word in our lives, people who can tell us the truth in love, and people we can share our vision and shortcomings with, we have a good thing.

Having people around us that can sow into our lives is a method God uses to get things to us. We may be feeling down and God uses that person to send an encouraging word. God may use that person to confirm something He’s told us in private. To prevent selfishness, where we’re only in a position to receive, God will use us to encourage and give wisdom to others.

It’s a beautiful thing to have that person we can sharpen and who sharpens us. Don’t take them for granted because God uses them to help us overcome the issues of life and to help us be better people.