Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror? That girl with her eyes and hair, those cheeks and ears—how do you feel about her? What thoughts zip through your mind when soaking in her reflection? Are they kind or critical, praiseworthy or full of condemnation?
If asked these questions 10 years ago, I would have danced around the answers. After all, who likes to admit they don’t like themselves and bash their reflection far too often? But the truth was I didn’t like the woman in the mirror. I rejected her, finding much wrong and little right. My focus was centered on me versus God.
Other women donned the endless, thin legs I coveted. (Yes, I said coveted.) The long, flowing hair of my dreams sat on their head, not mine. Other women exhibited the creativity and gumption I simply dreamed of. I felt certain I’d never be able to accomplish what they did. After all, I wasn’t good enough. And although I seldom offered the thoughts out loud and felt certain they remained benign, spiritual danger raced among the silence.
The thoughts, however, weren’t benign. They were a cancer of the spiritual kind. But God’s Truth brought healing.
We aren’t relegated to a check-off list concerning thighs, eyes, abilities and more. No, we are the magnificent work of God’s hand. King David, in Psalm 139, champions well the creation of God. We’re wise to follow in his footsteps and use this verse as spiritual ammunition.
“I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well.”
PS 139:14 WEB
Several beautiful implications spring to life when we believe the truth of Psalm 139:14. Let’s soak in 10 of them today and walk away bolder, shall we?
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