The rules are as follows:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.
Nominate bloggers each day!
Pretty simple right? Yeah, not for someone as sporadic in his writing as me, but I accomplished the challenge 🙂
For the final and last day of the challenge I am pulling out scripture because it follows suit with the first two days.
Here is the day 3 quote:
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV
To me this verse is vital in accountability.
When two pieces of iron are rubbed together each becomes sharper and more effective. The same can be said about people. When someone comes along beside you during your journey you both learn from each other and in turn grow stronger.
When I first sought help for my addiction I found friends that would check on me. They would ask me the hard questions.
Questions that were meant to not hurt me but rather spur me to overcome my addiction and become a better person. Questions like…”What triggered you today?”, “How did you feel after doing it?”, “Did you watch any videos last night?”.
Sometimes it actually felt like I was being hit with a rod of iron. It hurt, because they cut deep.
An addict, for the most part, will try to hide what they are doing. But those questions made me be real, honest and not hide from my guilt or shame. I became sharper in my walk with God and how I reacted to everyone.
I have friends, even now, that will ask the hard questions or call me out on some behavior I’m doing or emotional state I’m dealing with. And I am so thankful for them pointing those out, as they make me reflect, not only, about my motives but my heart as well. I love them dearly.
I am continually being sharpened. I, in turn sharpen others.
If you are struggling with something reach out to someone. Become sharper so you in turn can sharpen others.
Today’s nominees are:
For those I nominated please understand you do not have to participate if you chose not to. It’s just something fun and challenging.