Go look in the mirror. Just go look. What do you see? If you immediately started pointing out all of the flaws you think you have, you’re not alone. It’s easy to look at yourself and criticize all the things that you don’t like.
If you have a child, and you told them to look in the mirror and tell you what they saw, what would they say? What would you want them to say? I have an 11 year old daughter and personally, I would want her to say that she see’s someone looking back at her that has confidence, and is kind, and compassionate. I think any good parent would want their child to say something along those lines. I would be devastated if she immediately named off everything she doesn’t like about herself. I would also be a little heartbroken if everything she said was based solely on her physical appearance. Because, she is so much more than that. And so are you.
Now, let’s go back to us, what do you think our Heavenly Father would want us to say when we look in the mirror? He created us in His image. If we are quick to point out all of our dark spots, wrinkles and blemishes, how do you think that makes Him feel? We’re too focused on our outward appearance and keeping up with the latest trends in makeup and hair to notice how intricately and miraculously He created us both inside and out. God made us to grow old and for our looks to change in the process. Yes, we need to take care of our bodies- eat healthy, good skin care routine, exercise, etc. But most importantly, we need to take care of our souls. We need to speak words of kindness to not only others, but ourselves as well. We need to be good role models to the little people in our lives. Let’s teach them to love the body God gave us, to take care of it, and to radiate beauty from the inside.
Now, go look in the mirror. Just go look. What do you see?
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What a wonderful post! What do you see? I can completely relate to the truth in these writings. I pray my children only see their worth from within and not just outward appearances. Thank you for continuing to lift up the truths of the Bible and spreading your wisdom and ministry!