What do you see when you look into a mirror? Do you see who you once were or who you are becoming? Yes, I know for some of us we may look at our reflection and believe we’re “pretty becoming” There was a time vanity couldn’t pass by a store window or a rain puddle without checking myself out.
Later, I looked into a more accurate mirror and saw who I was – a deceived mess in desperate need of a makeover. I looked again and the girl was someone else. It doesn’t have to be a trick mirror to show two images. We either look at what we hope to see or fix our eyes on what we wish wasn’t there.
We reflect what we see.
It matters that we have the right view of ourselves because we’re all we see when we look into a mirror, unless we realize who we are through the eyes of God.
We’re conditioned to think that time diminishes beauty, but when I look at the time-lines in my face, I see them as well-earned reminders of growth seasons of transformation.
Do you know Him and do you know who He sees in your mirror? Someone to absolutely die for.
If we see the Bible as a big book of can’ts and shant’s, we won’t open it to see inside . . . ourselves. The Word is gospel and tells us we are changed when we come to Christ –old passes into new to allow us to see ourselves as He does . . . His child.
The beauty that surfaces into a new-creation-countenance that reflects Jesus isn’t an airbrushed version . . . it’s deep down and happening right now if you fix your eyes on Him.
We become what we behold. And Who we behold is the re-Creator of who we are in Him.
So, let’s peer into the looking glass of scripture where there’s no need to primp for holiness – it’s already done. Glory to glory!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creature – the old things passed away. Behold, new things have come! 2 Corinthians 5:17