Thursday, June 20, 2013

June 21, 2013

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

Here is a great clip from one of my favorite movies, "HOOSIERS".

What was happening in this clip?
Coach Norman Dale was empowering bench-warmer, Ollie, to deliver for his team at one of the most pivotal moments in the history of Hickory Husker basketball.
Ollie was doubting himself and his ability to sink pressure-packed free throws to get his team into the State Championship game.
"After Ollie makes these two free throws," Coach affirms, and turning to Ollie adds, "You will make them!"
As you saw, Ollie made them!
The third mark of a wise friend is they will empower you! They will believe in you even when you are questioning yourself. A wise friend will be as committed to your success as to his own.
Friends that sharpen you have three prominent positive attributes, they encourage, they exhort and they empower.

Do you have a friend like that? If so, you'd be wise to cherish that friendship.

Do you have a friend who isn't like that? If so, it might be wise to re-evaluate that friendship.

Are you a friend like that? If not, wise up!