You Need Like Minded Friends

As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. ~Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

You were not created to be alone, you were meant for fellowship and communion with others. You need each other and you need to be around like minded friends. Just a positive and encouraging word can push you into the direction I intend for you. Everyone feels discouraged at times and feel as though they aren’t hearing clearly from Me. That’s why it’s so important to life each other up. They may see something clearly and have a different perspective that I gave them that you haven’t considered because your mind is focused elsewhere. Push each other to learn and dive deeper, have conversations that will help each other to grow more in Me. Ask the questions that will bring deep thoughts and more questions. That’s how you learn and know Me more intimately. A good friend can brighten your entire outlook for the day and push you to be courageous and step out in boldness and faith.

3 responses to “You Need Like Minded Friends

  1. And you need friends who aren’t like-minded, who question you and keep you honest. Who have a different perspective on life. It’s dangerous being around only those who are like you and agree with you because you all develop the same blind-spots and all miss the very same things.

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    • I agree with you. However, I feel that if someone is close to you where they can push and influence you then their core beliefs should be very similar. Otherwise their influence could steer you in a direction away from what God intended. We have to be mindful of this and stay in tune with what God is saying to us.

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      • I keep on thinking about how ideas like segregated were perpetuated for centuries – everyone pretty much all agreed on the core idea that different races ought to be separate. It took somebody whose core idea was different to challenge what they had all gotten wrong. And again, with this fear about Middle-Easterners, it’s easy to all agree that the lot of them are dangerous wolves; but it takes someone who has a heart for the sheep among them to challenge what we all agree on. If we want to leave a legacy of making things better, then we should have a network of people on both sides to balance our perspectives so that we don’t tilt too far in any given direction.

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