“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”
The book of Acts 2:44 says, “All the believers were together and had everything in common.” The more time you spend with a person, is the more you become like that person. You will end up adapting their language, their gestures, their worldview, and certainly their behaviors. Before you align yourself with certain men, define your purpose and ambitions right because they may influence you to follow their path and purpose.
John C Maxwell is known for his leadership geniuses and as a great leader that he is, he defined leadership as influence. This therefore means that there is no guarantee as to who will change who as people interact together. In you there is an iron and when that iron meets an ax in another person, the two rub together and sharpen each other. No wonder the writer of Hebrews 10:25 says, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Our growth is greatly enhanced by our meeting together in Fellowships.
In conclusion, I want to caution believers who have neglected the habit of fellowshiping and have substituted fellowship with television sermons. It’s good to watch preachings on televisions but it’s dangerous to only depend on televisions for your salvation growth. God wired us to sharpen one another more by fellowships (sharing so many things in common). This was the secret for the power of the Church in Acts – they always met together and had everything in common: whether it was lack, weakness, strength and victory they addressed it together. Child of God, you are not an island neither am I, so, ask the Holy Spirit to align you with a certain iron who will sharpen you to bring all the best hidden in you.
I Love You!