Word 4U Today

MIRROR, MIRROR

MIRROR, MIRROR

“Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, You’re doing it wrong!”

Isaiah 45:9 NLT

Okay, sensitive topic time.

We don’t always exactly enjoy what we see in the mirror. Let’s face it. Despite anything we might be taught in church about self-acceptance, or the empowering words we learn at workshops, it’s not easy to suddenly appreciate all your God-given features.

Whatever you’ve inherited, here are some spiritual truths worth your time:

1) Truly resenting your looks puts you at odds with God, the Creator.

The Bible says, ‘You have no right to argue with your Creator. You are a clay pot shaped by a potter. The clay doesn’t ask, “Why did you make me this way?’’’ (Isaiah 45:9). God intends us to carry His presence as clay containers.We’re not designed to just be a fancy ornament on display.

2) Comparing your FB timeline to someone’s highlights will never give you a true perspective
on humankind.

Just look to the famous people who seem to be dropping like flies; we ALL desperately need God to truly live. And, although it can be hard, let’s make sure that our conception of good appearance isn’t decided by what we see on our screens, billboards, and newsfeeds. An airbrushed model isn’t a role model. ‘…They are only comparing themselves with each other and using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!’ (2 Corinthians 10:12 NLT).

Be careful.

So, if we aren’t to compare ourselves to others, what option is left? Only one – God. ‘…look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect…’ (Hebrews 12:2 NCV).When we’re focused on Him, the rat-race for popularity and good image will grow ‘strangely dim’ (see below).

 

What now?
Search the web for a song called ‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus’. You might well be familiar with it, but the lyrics apply well to this topic.

Joy Ferdiz

October 25th, 2013

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