Psalm 139:14 (AMP)
“I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”
We are on vacation, right, and we walk into our condo which is ridiculously beautiful BUT it has mirrors EVERYWHERE! Like, I’m talking everywhere. I’m watching TV and you can see like 15 TV’s. I mean, choose your corner and you can watch. My daughter comes out of the bathroom and was like, ‘Seriously? I’m watching myself go pee.’ I’m not joking folks. Totally get the whole, put mirrors in cause it makes the place look bigger but dude, there’s a line. So imagine going and getting my bathing suit on, because of course the kids want to swim before we even unpack, and I walk out and want to die. Now it’s time for a moo moo. Ha. I really really had to pray through that first day. I thought, I cannot allow this to ruin the rest of my trip and then I got to thinking. What do I see in my reflection and do I believe truth or the lies?
Back in the day I would’ve never been able to get back on my feet from something like that. I would’ve sunk into a deep hole and worn shorts and a shirt to the pool. But this time, I was able to see my reflection for what it truly is, not for what the lies of satan wanted me to believe. When your reflection in the mirror comes back at you, do you think, man, that is a fighter right there. That is a beautiful, bad arse women who is loving on Jesus to make it through this journey. Or do you see the distorted version of what we think is coming back at you. We have so many warped versions of what our reflection in the mirror speaks. We look at the worn down bags under our eyes or the stomach hanging out a little too far, or the side handles hanging over shorts. We are so much more than that. Those bags under your eyes are from sleepless nights with babies or waiting for our kiddos to get home. That amazing stomach of yours held your loves. Guys, I quickly came to find how much I truly judge myself. We are so quick to look at our reflection and believe the ugly lies that our minds play on us. When in reality, we are so much more. When I look at my reflection, I want to get to a point where I think I’m amazing. Where what I see is what others see and I believe it. Where what I see is how God sees me.
I challenge you for the next time you look at yourself in the mirror to really take a minute and reflect on how you see yourself. Are you giving into the lies or are you allowing yourself to rest in your natural beauty, inside and out. Don’t you dare walk away without saying one good thing about yourself. Xoxo
“Yes, you are the fairest of them all”