I am no longer the things of my past...I am the daughter of the Great I AM.

Exodus 3:14
And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
2 Corithians 6:18
I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Looking in the Mirror

I can so relate to this picture. I have naturally frizzy hair... that's right I didn't say curly, I said frizzy. As a matter of fact, one of my nick names in middle school was Frizz. Thankfully, it was given by friends and I laughed instead of cried over such a statement.

It takes a lot of heat and a variety of products to remove the frizz. However, even with all that work, a humid day will quickly diminish all my effort. There have been times, when I have styled my hair and thought... "Wow! I am having a good hair day!" As I go about my day, I will feel really good about the way I am looking... then I walk past a mirror. Yea, I quickly realize it's not such a good hair day after all. At that point, I have two choices. I can ignore it and pretend like I am still having a good hair day. This option doesn't work so well. My mind is constantly occupied with thoughts of how bad my hair really is. The second option is to fix the problem. This could be either by restyling or by pulling my hair up in a bun or ponytail. Either way, I control the problem and again feel better about the way I look.

As Christians, the same thing can be said about our walk with God. We can be going about life thinking we are doing great. We may even think that we are some sort of "super Christian" because we think we are doing so well. Then.... yep you guessed it ... we walk past a mirror. This mirror may be God's word, it may be a word from the pulpit, or it could be a loved one gently (or maybe not so gently) pointing out an area they have seen that we need to work on. However we receive the message, the same choices present themselves. We can continue on acting like nothing is wrong. However, to do this, we will have to ignore the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Speaking from experience, this is not a pleasant option. Or... we can, with God's help, fix the problem. We can repent and turn from whatever it is that our eyes have been opened to.

I am so thankful that God does not pour all of our faults on us at once. Thankfully, He grows us, and as we grow, new areas that need work will appear. Just like my hair will never be perfect, neither will my Christian walk. But Praise the Lord, He is daily perfecting me until that time when I receive my glorified body. Until then, I will keep looking in "the mirror" and with God's help, fix the areas that need fixing.

Blessings,
Kerry

5 comments:

  1. An absolutely perfect analogy!! FABULOUS!!!

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  2. I love the picture you've drawn for us! You're so right. There are times when I think I'm pretty darn great and then God shows me I'm being pretty darn arrogant!:) I'm so thankful He doesn't give up on me! Thanks for sharing this!

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  3. I agree, great analogy. Usually when I realize I'm on auto pilot, that's my internal sign that I'm not connected to God like I should be. It's easy to stay connected during trials but when everything is fine, it's tempting to pull away and think you've got everything under control. Thank you for this reminder, I needed this today!

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  4. I can relate, too, and in our Christian walk even more...it is scary to see the wickedness in my heart and then realize I have been deceived into thinking all was fine! Oh, thank you Lord for your Word to show us as a mirror! Great post! Welcome to Deep Roots At Home, Kerry! Blessings, new friend :)

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  5. Newest follower here! Cute blog, I can't wait to read more.
    -Melanie

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