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I had just gotten out of the shower. I had spent all of ten minutes in there and was rushing to leave the house. I hopped out and went to brush my teeth when I caught a glance of myself in the mirror. I was completely blurred. I could only see colors. No facial features. No bodily shapes. Just blurred colors. This irked me for some unknown reason. Didn’t sit right with my spirit. I didn’t like not being able to see myself clearly and so I did what most of us do. I took my hand and swiped the mirror only to reveal a slightly clearer but still blurred image of myself. It didn’t last because the steam from the shower made the mirror fog again only to reveal the once removed blurred image of myself. It wasn’t until I opened the door and let that cool fresh air in, when The mirror was cleared and I was able to see my true self.

The Lord spoke so clearly to me. The reason I was so frustrated at this blurred image of myself is because I was seeing it in the spirit. Naturally we take showers and every single time we are met with foggy mirrors that distort our view. Never noticing. Completely oblivious to it. But this day, was different. This day the Lord decided to show me just how distorted my view is of myself.

You see, when I look in the mirror I don’t see what God promises or created. I don’t see what he has healed and is healing. I didn’t see what He is perfecting in me. Instead, I see all of the wrong I’ve done and all of the death spoken over my life. I see every flaw that exist and every imaginary flaw I have created. I see exactly what the enemy wants me to see. And then I do what human nature influences me to do…I try to fix it myself. I take MY hand and wipe the mirror trying to get to that clear image, but it never works. My strength isn’t enough. I try wiping with a towel, a paper towel, my hand but in the end, the mirror simply fogs back up. Yes, I get a few moments of clarity. A few moments of seeing myself clearly but then that heat comes right back and distorts my view.

It’s not until I open the door to my heart, and allow the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit to come in and clear that mirror HIMSELF, when I am able to see a clear view of myself. Only He can do it!

Lovelies,  too often we walk through this life with foggy mirrors distorting our view. Too often we walk through our journey with name tags placed on us we never wanted: fat, ugly, stupid, useless, worthless, never going to get it right, lonely, angry, bitter, too dark, too light, too big, too small, just flat out not good enough. None of those things are who we are. God’s Word says that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a HOLY nation. We are His special possession called out of darkness into His wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9)

We have to stop trying to fix our blurred images and begin to open our hearts to the Lord allowing Him to remove them and replace them with His truth. Each and every one of you are beautiful simply because you are a daughter to the King of Kings. May God remove the scales from our eyes and anoint them to see what He sees and may the Holy Spirit come in and defog our mirrors, revealing our true beauty!

Be encouraged my dears ♥️

Gladys

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