Yesterday I thought I would take a nice easy 20 minute swim so I could let my mind drift and think about some stuff. Otherwise, I have to concentrate too much on counting the laps.
About 8 laps in, well I don’t really know because I wasn’t counting Anyway, about 8 laps in, a guy sat down on the wall in the lane next to me, and the next time I pushed off that wall he started his swim- and matched me stroke for stroke. So much for the easy swim! For the next 15 minutes we swam mostly side by side, he eventually backed off the pace a little :)!
And I was glad! It was good to be pushed. It was good to be made to focus and to go even when I wanted to take the turn easy.
And so we should be each day with our mates.
Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17 ESV)