Have you ever woken up, looked in the mirror, and said, "Today is a bad hair day?" Me too! Many times!
But there is something significantly worse than just having a 'bad hair day.' It is when you are having one of those "I hate me" kind of days! You look in the mirror and you loathe what you see. That mirror is laughing at you—exaggerating your flaws—highlighting your weaknesses—drawing your attention to everything you loathe!
I have some good news for you. Yes, I really do! So here are some reflections from a mirror muser!
Mirrors don't tell the whole story: A mirror only gives one angle. When I look forward I cannot see backward.
Mirrors don't see inside a person: No mirror can see into your soul.
Mirrors are not an accurate reflection of reality: Have you noticed how everyday that mirror can tell a different story depending on how you feel about yourself. That mirror reflects your perceptions, and though those perceptions are powerful they are not REALITY!
Mirrors often highlight flaws: You know those mirrors that magnify everything X3? Yep, you know those! I had a pimple on my cheek the other day, when I innocently gazed in my 3X mirror to check if I had smudged my mascara (you know when you are reaching a certain age your eyes need some help!) and what did I see—a football growing on my cheek! Yep, that mirror made my cheek look as if a football was growing on my usually pimple free, wrinkled cheek. I do declare that the Devil designed those wretched 3X mirrors!
I am so glad to tell you that when you look into the mirror God sees differently.
God sees the whole you: God sees every part of you, and He thinks you are beautiful. You are His creation, made in His image and He is proud of you.
God sees your heart: God knows and sees the very depths of our inner beings. That is wonderful to know. He looks deep inside. He cares about your health on the inside of your soul as well as the outside.
God sees the real you: God knows us better than we know ourselves. We are aware of our flaws. He is aware of our potential. We are aware of our failures, He is aware of our intrinsic worth.
God sees your perfection: I look at my flaws—God doesn't! God loves us as we are. Can you accept that today? Do you realize just how much your God loves you? He has a wallet with your picture in it. Countless times throughout the day He calls His angels over and shows them your picture. He brags about you because He loves you. You are His child—perfect!
My friend, do not be deceived by a mirror. Do not let that piece of glass dictate how you spend your day. Go into this day with confidence in a God who loves you as you are! You are radiant—made in His image!
I am and always will be,
recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,