What's That in the Mirror?

What’s That in the Mirror?

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The mirror don’t lie. I look differently than I did 20 years ago. But, there’s more to looking into my reflection than meets the eye. What is the personality looking back at me? What am I really like when the lights are turned off and nobody’s around?

I shouldn’t be hung up on my looks because they are fleeting as the Bible tells me…here today, gone tomorrow. It’s the heart that God looks on. He judges by what’s on the inside of us.  

The inside is the part mostly that we keep hidden from others and even ourselves at times, especially when we don’t like what we see.

I have characteristics and traits that drive my hubby batty, I get impatient, cranky, silly and a lot of times depressed. I get frustrated quickly, my patience is NOT all there and there are times when I don’t want to be around anybody.

Thank God He doesn’t judge me by my behavior but rather what’s in my heart. He knows that beyond all my faults, I love Him and want very much to please Him. I want to obey His word and He knows how much I depend on Him.  

So, with regards to my weaknesses, I’m committing myself to praying that God will help me respond as I should to situations. Even when someone doesn’t speak kindly to me, I have to forgive and move on.

I want to have integrity in my business dealings, keep confidences when friends confide in me and treasure the husband The Lord sent me.

At the end of the day when I’m in that mirror getting ready for bed, I want to see a clear conscience. I want to look at myself and know that I did my very best that day and wherever I fell short, I repented and asked God for forgiveness.  

I may not like the old age spots, the white hair or wrinkles coming in, maybe I don’t like the way my eyes droop or the extra weight, but I want to like the person on the inside of me. I’m not the skin on the outside, I’m the character on the inside. 

“So, Lord help me to be what you want me to be. Forgive my faults and strengthen me to stand up when I fall down. I pray you will carry me always overlooking my silly ways. I pray that your presence will forever be with me and that you will live inside me molding and shaping me every day so that I will be more like you. When I look at my face in the mirror, don’t let me concentrate on what I don’t like…help me to see what you see in me. Help me to accept myself both inside and out always giving praise to you. In Jesus name, AMEN.”  

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.