“Do you have eyes of flesh? Do you see as a mortal sees?”
I recently saw this little guy, capturing the less than thrilled gaze we can often have of ourselves.
Been there lately?
Ah, that notorious mirror. It’s difficult to deal with it. Our desires, expectations and punishments are often all we see when we look into the glass.
Thankfully our view is vastly different from The Most High’s view.
“…God does not see as humans see. Humans look at outward appearances, but the LORD looks into the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7
In my recovery process, a large element of healing has been in challenging the viewpoint I embrace as valuable, beautiful and worthwhile. Often, I’ve not chosen the healthy, inspirational or realistic image; death, disease and destruction have been more like it.
And yes, the physical aesthetics of beauty and appearance do come into play.
But what I have encountered more powerfully has been the viewpoint Elohim holds for each of us beyond the exterior. The fact is, sooner or later, we all come to a place in which we realize we are mortal- and imperfect (hate to break it to ya).
“For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.”
And, when that time comes, what will we look to when a “perfect” face and body don’t quite materialize, let alone, last?
It is here where our Father’s viewpoint comes into crystal clear, hope-filled focus…
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 3:18
What we focus on the most DOES loom the largest in our lives.
Where’s your focus been lately?
Are you like this feline, fighting the mirror?
Dare to see beyond what appears obvious.
Dare to see with faith’s eye, a loving Father who, indeed, is working it all out in your life.
Dare to see that His valuable estimation of you as valuable, right now!
And, in this process, dare to make peace with your mirror!
Copyright © 2017 by Sheryle Cruse