Rust and Iron

Rust and Iron

 Iron sharpens iron, but rust decays both. If you want a glimpse at your future take a look at your friends, at who's sharpening you. Most people never quite get where they want to go in life, or become the fullness of who they were created to be because the path in front of them is thick with obstacles, and once they grow dull they're not around people who sharpen them back up.

Never be afraid to reconstruct your circle for the sake of framing your future. All your potential depends on it. Be iron, be around iron, but also be aware that the only thing of less value than dull iron, is iron that's been rusted through. Each of us carry a bit of rust on our surface. Habits, desires, flaws, mindsets and struggles that unchecked ignite decay in our life. That decay spreads from iron to iron.

It's impossible to do anything Great without picking up a little rust along the way. But continuing to do something Great requires keeping your rust in check, and helping the people that you sharpen yourself against to do the same. Because it only takes a few chips in your edge or rust at your hilt, before what made you special is too damaged to clear your path forward. And the ability to clear a path is what separates the average from the legendary.


  • Posted by Diana Anderson on

    Happy belated birthday, Laura,

    As many share, I have been helped tremendously by crucifix music,
    It heals your soul, I love reading his post. I have never come across someone that has such a way with words..
    He is definitely met his calling,
    Thank you, crucifix!

  • Posted by Wes Sanders on

    Wow man talk about some wisdom that was a nugget all should read in life. I am constantly evolving and it’s been a path I am now glad I had to go down because it’s given me my grit , my resilience, my determination to be someone who leaves a loving mark on the world when I’m called home. A lifetime of being around rust just about took ma out but moment by moment, person by person , song by song I reinvented myself from a scumbag , absent father , dumpster diving crack head to a man I can look at today ! A man who is a father , a tax paying freaking member of society!!I answer only to my name rather than a doc number and I couldn’t have stayed free and prospered the last 9 plus years. Actually Crucifix I will be seeing you in San Antonio almost 10 years to the day of being home and chasing dreams …. Thanks for your part man and gods STILL pulling me and shaping me into a man anyone would be proud to see.

    Be blessed bro.

  • Posted by Lindsey on

    Amazingly worded

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