Proverbs 27:17 reads, "Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another." (NASV)
I am so thankful for those people who do that in my life! They are honest and real with me. Like a bathroom mirror, they can reveal how I come across. Even as I am getting older, I see I am still in need of some sharpening. Nobody's perfect and I have certainly not arrived.
- Does the issue or feeling keep me from fulfilling my everyday responsibilities?
- Does it interfere with my relationships?
- Does it keep me from enjoying life?
Each year I get my car inspected. Every three thousand miles, the oil gets changed. Eventually the tires and brakes need to be replaced. If I don't keep these regular service appointments, it will be sure to break. The day will come when I won't be going anywhere except to the shop for some major repairs.
Just like my car, I need to make time for emotional/mental health check ups. I need to keep the people I trust and love close by. I need to let them challenge me and make time for that to happen. I thank God for those who already have.