Can I ask you to do a quick exercise? I can? Great! Thank you!
Look into a mirror and introduce yourself to you.
Do you know that not everybody can do this? “Why not?” You’re probably asking. I’ll tell you! Not everybody can do this because some people do not like who they see when they look into a mirror. The mirror is an object that reflects light without diffusing it so that it will give back a clear image of anything placed in front of it.
When some people look in a mirror, they avoid looking into their eyes because, it is when you look into your eyes that you see your true self. You see beyond the physical, you into your soul, into your spirit. If you do not like “YOU” you will not like what you see when you look into a mirror even if you are extremely gorgeous.
What image do you see when you look into a mirror?
People have different reasons why they don’t like themselves. For some people, it is because of a habit they have not been able to break away from. For some people, it is the way their body is shaped. For some, it is their size. For some, it is the thoughts that people just don’t like them. There are many different reasons for this. Whatever it is, the truth is that it is all in the mind. If you change your thinking about yourself, you will change your life.
At some point in my life, I didn’t like who I saw in the mirror. I felt like God had blessed me with great dreams and I couldn’t bring them to pass. I was either procrastinating or trying too hard and nothing was happening. I had experienced some disappointments, especially in my business that I became afraid to try again. I became scared of myself. It was almost like I couldn’t trust myself and I began to feel that God couldn’t trust me. I got myself in debt, which was one of the hardest things for me to deal with. One day, I discovered that whatever it is we believe, we give that thing the power to control our lives. It was as though my heart popped open when I discovered that, and I could clearly see God’s love for me. I knew I had to work on what I believed concerning myself. It wasn’t a difficult task because I had the Word of God and the Holy Spirit to help me.
I have had the opportunity to counsel a number of women and one thing I usually pick is that no matter what they say the challenge is, the nutshell is that there has been an attack on their minds, which has brought fear into their lives. They had tried in their own strength and in their way to change their lives but there was no change, they found themselves going round in circles. It would amaze you just how many women don’t think much of themselves. They may look like everything’s going on just fine but that’s not true. They weep in silence. As women how can we help to build a better world if we see ourselves as less than who we really are.
If you are going to change the way your life is going, you must change your thoughts concerning yourself. If you’re going to change your thoughts concerning yourself, you must change what you believe about yourself. If you’re going to change what you believe about yourself, you must go after and receive the right information, the Word of God. As we see God in the Word, see who He is, we begin to see ourselves, who we really are.
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18. AMP.
Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. Romans 12:2. ERV.
If at this point in your life, you are unable to look at your image in the mirror without disliking what you see, it is time to change it with God’s word. You have work to do (growth and development of your world). So, let’s get bold, strong, confident and loving ourselves. Start by meditating on the verses of the bible above.
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