We can’t be sharp if we stay in the scabbard all the time …
Who likes to practice? It’s hidden. There are others things we give up to practice. We contend privately. It’s so daily. Weekly. At times wearying.
Yet there’s deeper joy to be discovered in the journey. Practicing is it’s own reward. It’s where limits are pushed. A price is paid. It’s where authentic confidence is established. Public execution and victory are secured.
So what are you practicing?
If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed. (Ecclesiastes 10:10 ESV)
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