I never really understood the concept of mirrors when I was a teenager. Mirrors always seemed to magnify my imperfections and flaws. They reminded me of the things I wish I could change, whether it was my curls or the pimple on my forehead. For me, mornings usually consisted of an extensive hair straightening ritual, and the night before I would whip up a face mask to eliminate the pimple on my forehead, only to wake up the next morning with even more pimples due to the weird mask I had splattered on my face the night before.
As I got older, I learned that mirrors only reflected what was on the outside. I learned that I was much more than the list of things I disliked about myself. I was much more than any flaw or imperfection – I learned to love and accept myself.
Today, you may look into a mirror and you may not like what you see or not like where your life is headed. Just know that you are so much more than what others think of you, or what you may think of yourself. We are so loved by the very one who created us and He looks past our every flaw. He thinks highly of us! And trust me, when God made you He only poured into you the very best. Just remember, you have a beautiful, kind soul, and no one can take that away from you, not even a mirror.
The bible reminds us constantly of what God thinks of us. I truly believe that the word of God is our best mirror, and it brings out the best even when we don’t see it! When we tap into ourselves and start seeing our inner beauty, we are then able to see the beauty in others. I encourage you today to see with His eyes.
For some extra encouragement take a look at one of my favorite scriptures!
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are your works, And that my soul knows very well.
& remember you are wonder,