Updated: Aug 17, 2021
I remember being a child watching Snow White and hearing the quote “Mirror Mirror On The Wall.” Recently that quote has been playing in my heart but from another perspective. The heart is the purest organ in our body yet the Bible tells us it’s also the most deceptive as well (Jer. 17:9)
I learned that a lot of the times the way we perceive ourself and even administer care concerning ourselves is based upon how people tend to treat us. As human beings we should always take inventory of where we are and who we are, and lately I have been checking where I am emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally. And one of the things I discovered is emotionally I wasn’t healthy in a certain area because of how I had allowed people to make me feel based on their perception of who they said I was and not who God said I was. Too many times we allow our thoughts to influence our heart. When you look in the mirror do you look at yourself based off of the perspective of knowing who you are or are you looking at yourself from the perspective of how people treat or perceive you? Now this is not a question that you can honestly answer right away until you can have an honest conversation with yourself. I learned that a mirror will only reflect what’s before it but what a mirror reflects is it always the truth? I would submit a lot of the things that we see within ourselves or feel is not the truth but it’s what we allow to grow or attach itself to us. See my point? When I looked at myself in the mirror I saw I wasn’t good enough, I saw I had to change this or that about myself to feel that I could be accepted. What I saw in the mirror wasn’t the truth! I was looking from a lens or perspective that could only give me a limited view of who I was. The true mirror that I needed was God’s word that’s the ultimate mirror that says despite how people reject or view me I’m enough, I was called, I was chosen, I had been birthed out of purpose and that God loves me with an everlasting love. What are you saying? Never allow the opinions of people to be the mirror or measuring of how you see yourself. Oftentimes the heart doesn’t know how to rightfully divide what’s false or what’s real! My prayer is that as you read this blog God will clear the smoke from the mirror and give you a NEW view of who you truly are in Christ. Know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made in his image, you are the answer and solution to things that are plaguing the world, I will be successful, I am victorious. Today I implore you to rehearse what God has said about you rather than what people think of you. When I learned to change the mirror I was looking from that’s when I began to view myself from a whole perspective and not a broken one!