Looking into a mirror reveals how you appear – beautiful and mature. When looking into a mirror in a healthy way, you are communicating with yourself and attempting to see and interpret what others will see by your appearance.
- Does this outfit or dress fit the occasion?
- Do I have food in my teeth?
- Did I shave all my whiskers?
- How does my hair look?
- Is this the right bling to wear ….
How often do you ask yourself, “How does God see me?” This is truly the most important question when looking into a mirror.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well.
─ Psalm 139:14 ESV
You are wonderfully made, and you look fabulous! With a balanced approach, it’s appropriate to look at yourself in the mirror to manage your appearance. It is unhealthy, however, if you are compulsively mirror-checking.
The Creator of the universe made you in His image. Be careful in the way you judge the way you look. When you criticize yourself, you can easily fall into the enemy’s trap of deeply critiquing yourself in an unhealthy way. You are loved, and God loves you because of His son. It’s not by anything you have done or how you look, but it’s only because of Jesus.
You are wonderfully made by the hand of the Creator.
Come as you are and surrender your joy, sadness, burdens, delights and appearance to the Almighty. Be honest with God. If you have accepted His Son as your Savior, He knows you are only perfect through Christ. God looks at your heart, not your appearance (I Sam16:7). There is no need to pretend to be someone you are not.
God created you for His delight. Smile and know you are God’s child, and you are made perfect through Jesus’ commitment.
Today’s One Thing
Spend time in front of a mirror reading 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 out loud and looking at yourself. Thank God for His grace, artistry and temple for the Holy Spirit. You are wonderfully made – tell yourself that as you stand in front of the mirror.