Have you ever stared at yourself in the mirror? I mean really just stared at yourself? Did you like what you saw? Or did you criticize every minor or major flaw? Did you see yourself or did you look beyond the mirror’s reflection?
I ask these questions because I want to take you on a journey of self-discovery. You see the thing about a mirror is that the mirror doesn’t tell the whole truth. The mirror doesn’t have the ability to read between the lines of what it sees. However, we have the ability to do so. But when we look in the mirror, we allow the mirror’s reflection to dictate what that interpretation is. See the thing is, if we are given enough time, we can all find ways to pick ourselves apart.
My fellow Southern Warrior Sister, Maxine Holt Donaldson, shared her “mirror” struggle with me earlier today at lunch. She is not unlike many women, including myself. Looking in the mirror can be daunting at times. We unknowingly allow the mirror to intimidate us and dictate our thoughts about ourselves. However, those thoughts are most likely never positive, are they? We as women rarely look the in mirror and love everything that we see. But I want to help us all learn to love what we see in the mirror.
You see, we are “wonderfully made.” Once we understand this, we will have a better understanding of the mirror’s reflection. It’s always so easy to look in the mirror and find those things that we don’t like or are imperfect. When we understand that we are “wonderfully made,” we can look in the mirror and love “you.” Yes, I said love yourself. It’s okay to love yourself and love what you see in the mirror. But it’s deeper than that. When we love ourselves, we can look in the mirror and see ourselves as God sees us. God doesn’t look upon the outside. Loving the inside helps us to love the outside. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that we won’t still see those flaws and imperfections. But what I am saying is that, they will become less of a focus. We’ll be able to look in the mirror and see beyond the mirror’s reflection.
I hope that makes sense. Because I said all of that to say this:
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