I battle with seeing the beauty in myself. Often the flaws are just too easy to pick out. Stretch marks from babies, grey hair from teenagers, and extra weight from stress eating… the list goes on and on.
So how do we battle this? How do we look in the mirror, or better yet into our souls and see the beauty that is there?
When our eyes become blurry, we make an appointment with an optometrist and get a nice pair of glasses to clear everything up. Yet when the vision we have of ourselves becomes blurry- we focus on the blurry. We stare at it, consume it, and believe the truth in it. I think it’s time to make an appointment to clear some things up. (Photo Via Bing Public Domain Images)
I think it’s time we looked through a different lens don’t you?
When the eye doctor is trying to find the right prescription for us- they try many different combinations until they find the perfect one. So why do we concentrate on the same lens every single day?
God gave us the power to choose. We choose how we think, what we say, what we do with the time we have on this earth. So why not choose to be a bit gentler with ourselves, to love ourselves a bit more and see the beauty that is within each of us. (Photo Via Pixabay)
The reality is this- I do have stretch marks, but maybe I should start looking at them for the blessings they gave me. The mirror reflects the truth that grey hair is a reality in my life, but don’t these things tell a tale of laughter and tears, good days and bad? I’m so lucky to have them. All of them.
Now that’s a different lens isn’t it?
Listen, I don’t want to be harsh here- but if your truth does not line up with God’s word than it isn’t truth at all.
I want to leave you with a few thoughts today from God’s word. These are not my opinions about you or me, they are God’s, and they are powerful and true. (Photo Via Pixabay)
Ephesians 2:10– for we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared for us to do.
Genesis 1:27– so God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.
Psalm 139:14– I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
When you look in the mirror today-, try looking through the lens of God’s word and remember:
* You are God’s handiwork created in God’s own image (doesn’t get much better than that)
* You were created to do good things.
* You were fearfully and wonderfully made.
The mirror can only reflect the surface, it can never reflect your heart and most importantly, the deep beauty that God has placed within you.