Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/27/2015

Irritations Sharpen Character

by Hazel Straub

Have you ever become so irritated with a certain person that you were obsessed on their flaws? The ways they acted caused you to react in frustration and their thorns hurt. Then God began to show you, the same things were operating in your life. Your intolerance stemmed from the same immaturity lurking in your own life. This person came to sharpen you, like a knife blade,
so you could be honed for the Master’s use. Rather than complaining, rejoice! This person is the tool used to make you more mature.

In the same way that iron sharpens iron, a person sharpens the character of his friend. (Proverbs 27:17 VOICE)

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  2. yes, i do know firsthand how iron sharpens iron, lol and i have totally experienced my own criticizing was how God showed me i was dealing with the exact issue! YAY God!!!
    thanks for the reminder, i am more careful now, knowing i’m just as flawed as my fellow man…and i’m thrilled God has revealed this to me in a magnified way…so glad He loves me enough to reveal it to me!!


    • God is good and keeps honing us. It is so easy to have a pity party. There is a higher purpose in our lives than our feelings. He is preparing us to reign and doing needed work in us! Go God!

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