Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the worse of them all? I'm sitting here thinking, “If only mirrors had a voice; what would that say?” Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and really began to examine yourself and to think what do I really look like? Maybe you should ask yourself that. How do you really look? The mirror provides a reflection or an image of who you look like on the outside, the image of what you look like before and the after you put yourself together. The mirror will never replace the image or the reflection until you change it yourself.
How do people really see you? Better yet, how does God really see you? I’m writing this blog because we have the tendency to point out other people’s flaws without looking at what’s wrong with us. Have you ever met a person who saw the wrong in everyone but themselves? Every time something happens wrong they always place the blame on the opposite person and never take ownership and ask what's wrong with me? Is it because they cannot see who they really are, or their reflection is showing what they have taken the time to put together?
Who are you really? What if we were to take off the fake hair, remove the masculine appearance, the makeup, the fake smile you always use, take you out of the church
and instead show the frown you really have inside? What if we take away the fingers you are always using to point the blame at others, and begin to look at you from the inside out? What would the mirror say?
1 Corinthians 13:12-13New Living Translation (NLT)
12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.[a] All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
Funny thing is that we can argue with each other and we can even lie to ourselves about who we really are. But, the one person that sees us the way that we truly are is God. He has the biggest and best mirror. To be honest, our reflection should show him somewhere in the picture. Before we begin to blame everyone else and point the finger at them and their mistakes we need to take a look in our mirror and see what incomplete and imperfect about us. Let's began to change ourselves 1st.
Luke 6:42 New Living Translation (NLT)
42 How can you think of saying, ‘Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
I leave you with this, let’s try to become a better “us” before we try to blame, and point out flaws of others. Let's began to judge ourselves and began to correct our own vision. Please don't try to take the tree out of my eye before you remove the forest out of your eye.