We all need IRON in our bodies and also in our social lives. Are you aware of this?


Iron is a mineral that the body needs for growth and development. Our bodies use iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body; iron also supplies what is needed to make some hormones. In addition, our bodies use myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles.

Lack of iron in the blood causes fatigue and tiredness. My neighbor was an example. He was so tired he could barely climb a few stairs. A medical exam revealed he had severe iron deficiency.


All people benefit from relationships. Wise King Solomon likened social interaction with positive people as iron in our lives, much like the iron found in our blood which is needed for growth and development. Solomon wrote in Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens the face of his neighbor or friend.” This means we can be mutually edified through stimulating, friendly collaboration. This is like a blade being sharpened with another blade.

Yesterday, a professional talked to me about depression. The CV-19 isolation was having a negative impact on him. Clearly, we discovered this kind, highly social person was void of interaction that normally comes from face to face time with positive people. He was missing “iron” in his life.

If you are tired and fatigued, please check your iron levels both in your body and in your face-time interactions. Iron may be the solution needed for your body and/or relationships!