The mirror. It is unbelievable that a flat reflective surface can mean so much to so many people. This object that hangs on walls or sits folded up in purses has become something that people use to define themselves. In an age where physical perfection is so glorified, it becomes easy to concentrate solely on the face staring back at you.
The projected images of beauty that society embraces have become so suffocating that we often overlook our actual beauty. There is so much more to humanity than a reflection. What we see in the mirror is merely a shell. It is not who we are, nor does it capture our immense beauty. When it comes to seeing ourselves, a mirror is the last place that we should look.
This sounds a little crazy but think about it… a mirror can’t show us the way that our eyes light up when we’re talking about something that we love. It can’t show us the way we make others feel when we smile at them. A mirror can’t capture how beautiful we are when we humbly approach God in prayer. It will never show us how we touch the lives of those around us.
THESE are the things that are truly beautiful. These things are the reasons that others will fall in love with us and also with our beautiful God. These things tell us more about who we are than any mirror ever could.
Proverbs 27:19 says “as face mirrors face in water, so the heart reflects the person.” If it is in fact our hearts that reflect us, maybe we should take a little less time looking at ourselves in the mirror and a little more time bringing the beauty that we possess within ourselves to all those around us.
God knew exactly what he was doing when he made you, don’t think negatively of his glorious masterpiece.
I am praying for all of you as you continue discovering your unique beauty and worth in Christ.
God loves you so much and so do I.
1 Corinthians 13