A Right Self-Image
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? Is it a right view or a distorted view? When God looks at you, He sees Jesus. He sees the Lion of Judah, His humility, His great power, His love, His faith, His kingdom, His confidence, His mind, His heart, His passion, His peace, His courage, and His treasure within you. “What does that have to do with me? That’s not who I am?” Yes it is. If you have received Jesus in your heart, you are a new creature with a new identity—the identity of Christ. No matter what you have done in the past or haven’t done, your life is now hid in Christ. When you begin to see what God sees in you, you will begin to be conformed into the same image, from glory to glory. You will begin to become exactly what you perceive yourself to be. If when you look in the mirror and see defeat, you will live a defeated life. You will be conformed into an image of defeat. However, if you see Jesus, if you see someone that is loved, someone who God has forgiven, made righteous, and someone that is dear and precious to God, you will become what you see.
You may have a listening ear and can hear clearly when God speaks to your heart, but now it is time to let God correct your vision, and see what He wants you to see in yourself. It is no longer a compliment for everyone else to see more in you than you see in yourself. You must see it. You must know it. You must embrace it. It’s no wonder glass is made up of sand. The very thing we use to see our reflection is the same thing God uses as a metaphor in His word for the number of thoughts He thinks toward us. He thinks about you more in number than the sands along the seashore. Let the mirror you look into be a constant reminder of what God thinks about you.
Prayer: Father, I receive how You see me, and I align my view with Yours. I look in the mirror and confess who I am in You. I look past every flaw and every weakness, and I see the Lion of Judah within me. I see Your power, Your strength, Your mercy and Your faithfulness, Your strength, Your confidence, Your peace, Your joy, and Your rich treasure within me. I see Your love in my eyes, and I hear Your Spirit when I speak. Thank You for revealing to me who I am and helping me to see myself as You see me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.