Last night I took my kids to their 1st swim lesson of this season & it was an interesting experience. To begin, the lessons were delayed because someone puked in the pool & they had to clean it up – complete with the red bio-hazard bag & latex gloves. After this brief delay, my kids went to their respective levels / instructors. While I watched their lessons, at the beginning I wasn’t very happy because all of my kids seemed to be the last in their groups and I wanted to “protect” them. However, when the lessons were finished almost all of my kids were totally pumped about their lesson and about what they achieved.
So here’s my point: it’s important for us to let God use different people in our lives to help us to grow. If we only get ourselves around comfortable people, we can tend to get stagnant. But if we let ourselves get around people who challenge us or who are different, then often times God helps us to grow more and more into the person He designs us to be. Proverbs says that iron sharpens iron – let God bring some “iron” into your life 🙂