Mirror Mirror…

When looking in the Mirror, who or what do you see?  Through years of abuse I can absolutely hate the mirror. I can quickly obsess over with all that makes me less than perfect, all the while forgetting I don’t live in a perfect world.  YES I know who I am in Christ, but what the world has to say is a poison to our minds.  Above all the diets, and all the healthy things that are good (in moderation), Jesus was asked what is the greatest command…and HIS reply was …. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength, and Love your neighbor as yourself”.  I often come back to this, as it defines me more than the mirror.  Am I doing this?  Am I okay with who God has me in this very moment?  I believe all is in HIS control…and right now I am exactly where HE wants me, and exactly who HE wants me to be, and learning exactly what HE is teaching me, and growing in the things HE wants me to grow in….you get the point.  As I learn to Love HIM the way HE has called out as the greatest command, I am learning that other things fall in place.  The Bible is full of instruction. Some seem to pick and choose what is priority…but honestly Jesus said Love is the priority.

Until we actually are doing this, the rest will be a struggle…not that we shouldn’t try, but fall on our faces before our Creator in repentance that we don’t love like we should, and we are not satisfied with who HE has created us to be…Instead of asking HIM what we should be working on to be closer to HIM…we are wrong in choosing for ourselves, we are wrong by taking the convictions of the Holy Spirit that is meant for us, and imposing them on someone else, who has not yet been convicted of that…Are you following me??  As HE is faithful to bring us to completion, HE is not shy and HE is not silent.  Ask HIM what needs to be worked on you, and wait and listen…HE will tell you, and HE will enable you to overcome in whatever area HE ordains.

Father God, tears of repentance and coming before you in total agreeance with you, that you know what is best for each one of us, and individually you bring us to your self.  This is not a group love or group hug, it is personal and detailed by your hand.  We can’t love our neighbor as our self, when we don’t love ourselves, we don’t have a clue how to love you with everything that we are…we forget that in ourselves we can do nothing, but you can do anything/everything!  Help us not to obsess over anything but you.  Stir a hunger in our hearts to be so in love with you.  Burn your word on our hearts, touch our lips and make us clean…without you we are nothing, YOU are glorious…we are your creation, and your creation is glorious, remove our pride, break us, mold us.  I love you and need you more than air…make our “want to” line up with yours.  Your Princess who wants to look in the Mirror and see your Son instead of herself.

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11 responses to “Mirror Mirror…

  1. Darla – love is the key and needs to be the driving force! You are so right!

  2. Thanks Papa…I have been missing me some Papa and Mama..can’t wait to catch up with you. Love you!

  3. tam

    “we are wrong by taking the convictions of the Holy Spirit that is meant for us, and imposing them on someone else, who has not yet been convicted of that…Are you following me??”

    Wow. yes. i’m following you clearly.

    Convicting.

    You got me there BIG! I “secretly” do this. But who am I kidding eh?

    I’m gonna have to re-read this and then read it again….

  4. Tam- I think we all do it…I am refocusing on the”greatest command” and knowing that I fall short in it…so that is where I need to work…I love me some Tam! I love doing life with you!

  5. “When looking in the Mirror, who or what do you see? Through years of abuse I can absolutely hate the mirror. I can quickly obsess over with all that makes me less than perfect, all the while forgetting I don’t live in a perfect world.”

    Me too…had a long talk with Debs about this last night…it’s good to have people who can relate to the way I feel so much of the time, and have overcome by His will. I MUST keep my eyes fixed on Jesus…He looks on the heart…thanks for the reminder.

    Love your heart, Darla.

  6. Michele= knowing who we are in Christ is one thing..learning to look in the mirror and say NO this is who I am…is a daily thing sometimes…but isn’t it wonderful that we are who HE says we are!?! Love you…sister redhead, little girl freckles and all 😆

  7. Hi Darla–thank you for sharing such a personal struggle and encouraging those of us who can relate. I used to struggle with looking in the mirror before I met Jesus. I was sexually abused as a child and was left very insecure about my appearance–inward and outward. It was only after I got saved and started to read God’s Word that I truly understand that I was fearfully and wonderfully made by God and that He loves me and finds value in me in spite [despite] of my imperfections and flaws. Looking in the mirror is not as hard as it used to me although I must admit that on some days I still find it hard to really look at myself beyond just checking to see how I look on the outward versus looking with the question of “who am I?” inward.

    God bless you! I pray that God would continually work on all of us to have a better understanding of who we are in Him. He made us; He defines us. Praise God!

  8. gchyales- Don’t you love that our Father has the last word on how and who we are! I love that! I love that HE has everything in control, and has a plan that is never to hurt us, but to bring us closer to HIM. Its the God’s eye view…that is what I want most … to see myself and others through HIS eyes. Glad you stopped to visit…stop again!

  9. HW

    Oh, do I struggle with this! I have never been happy with my appearance. Only in the past few months have I suddenly discovered that I’m not focusing on it as much. This little step is huge for me!

    Darla… you are awesome. 🙂
    Heidi

  10. Deborah

    “Above all the diets, and all the healthy things that are good (in moderation), Jesus was asked what is the greatest command…and HIS reply was …. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength, and Love your neighbor as yourself”.” AMEN!

    I don’t even know what to say to this post, it is so right on. You are a precious precious saint my dear sister, and I truly love you! 😉

  11. Jeepers Darla! This was a great post. I definitely struggle with the mirror part, and the condemnation part, and the love others part, and always putting Him first part. OK……I guess I just struggle with EVERYTHING! So nice to know I am in good company.

    Loved the prayer……prayed it with you.

    Love and Blessings….

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