What if I didn’t have a mirror? I ask myself that when I go by the mirror in our bathroom. Would that be the worst thing in the world? Have you ever asked yourself that question? How we would look at the way God created people? Would we stop seeing things through the mirror ‘lens’ and start seeing them the way God designed them?
ALL in different ways.
The same question can go for social media and marketing.
What if we didn’t have them? Or what if we looked at it and we just appreciated the different people that are on there, but we didn’t think that we have to look exactly like them to be accepted or loved?
The other night I stopped to look in the mirror, but I didn’t spend very much time in front of it.
What if we used the mirror of God’s Word to show what God says about us in Christ?
– What does He say?
1 Peter 2:9, ‘But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.’
Ephesians 2:10, ‘For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.’
1 John 3:1, ‘See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.’
2 Corinthians 5:20, ‘Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.’
Do you notice a few things about these verses? They don’t talk that much about outward looks like your hair or your body shape or your makeup or your outfit.
That’s why today’s podcast is going to be one from the depths of my heart to those of you struggling still with feeling like that mirror should define your worth or that you want to be called the model girl or look like a model.
In today’s podcast I talk about:
– Why I wouldn’t own a full body mirror if I ever had my own house
– What’s more important than the mirror
– Body checking and stopping it
– Why body shapes should be IRRELEVANT
– Chucking our ‘mirrors’ and appreciating seeing things in real life
– Encouraging women to find an identity that is not outward looks
– Some of my favorite ways to get your mind off of what you saw in the mirror
– Talking identity in Christ Jesus and why this is critical
– Why mirrors often give me a false sense of security
– Encouraging a culture of not looking in the mirror but appreciating people’s gifts that aren’t related to looks
– Appreciating the beauty of what God has done in a person
This is something that I still fight with every day, but each day the battle gets better. My mind gets taken off of myself and focused back on what really matters, what’s truly important.
Do you have a mirror? Love it or hate it?