My Maker is my mirror
Have you ever wondered who you are in God’s eyes?
There are times we all struggle with our identities, and it is worth the effort to know which mirror to believe. It is easy to call yourself by the situation you find yourself in especially when you have been in that situation for a certain length of time, which may influence who you think you are. In this case, I would say your addiction/situation speaks more than your potential/God’s work over you.
The mistake we make is we trade the image of our Creator for what we perceive in our heads/ see with our eyes. Therefore, when you insult the product you offend the Creator who created you for a purpose. God knows how your situation will turn out, so do not doubt him or define yourself by that situation.
Jesus is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15).
There is a way that God sees you, because He formed you and that image doesn’t change with time or situation. In the same way, there is a way that you see you and this image is often influenced by your mistake, your experience, and what others say or think about you. And then there is a way that others see you. But where you go at this point of your life is going to depend on which “Mirror” you believe.
There is a way that God sees you, because He formed you and that image doesn’t change with time or situation. He is not like a shifting shadow.
When I look at my mirror and see stretch marks, Housewife, unemployed, body fat, bald edges, flat butt pimples and so on, I see a defective image and all I do is rebuke it and cast it to the pit of hell. Because i realize that if i focus on what the physical mirror shows me, it will affect my mental image of myself. But i know My manufacturer sees me differently and my manufacturer can never be wrong. And so I refuse to accept what others tell me, what my physical mirrors show me, what my negative instinct is trying to make me believe, what my current situation want me to accept. I chose to believe what My Maker, My Manufacturer says about me.
If i focus on what the physical mirror shows me, it will affect the mental image of myself.
Let me talk to those that beat themselves up to please the world. Some people will never get over the mistake you made but that is not your problem. People will rather define you by your worst mistake, than commend you for your numerous contributions. Think about Moses who killed a man in the Bible; the act was only mentioned once in the bible. Just imagine if the writers of the Bible had consulted with the people when they wrote the Bible…how they would have tarnished Moses’s image in the Bible. Moses however went on to become one of the greatest leaders in the Bible.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17
Have you thought about the fact that if they did not make you, they cannot define you?
You have a choice as to who holds your mirror and who you will believe because if the wrong people show you, you get a distorted image of yourself and you start comparing your life to what you see in the mirror. In Exodus 4:10, Moses said to the Lord “Oh my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow in speech and of tongue.” Verse 11, Then the Lord said to him “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf or seeing or blind? Is it not I the Lord?”
Some people will never get over the mistake you made but that is not your problem.
If you let the wrong people, hold your mirror you will always feel smaller than your addiction, your giant, your challenge, your illness; because you are not looking at your God. Nevertheless, when you fix your thoughts on what God says about you, when your Maker is your mirror you will enjoy Good Health, Eternal peace & Countless blessings. And the Bible is full of God’s thoughts about you and I and these are what define me.
I am the salt of the earth (Matt 5:13).
I am the light of the world (Matt 5:14).
I am part of the true vine, and Christ’s life flows through me (John 15:1, 5).
I am chosen by Christ to bear fruit (John 15:16).
I am Christ’s personal witness sent out to tell everybody about Him (Acts 1:8).
I am a slave of righteousness (Romans 6:18).
I am a child of God; I call Him my Father (Rom 8:14, 15; Gal 3:26; 4:6).
I am co-heir with Christ, inheriting His glory (Romans 8:17).
I am a temple – a dwelling place – for God. His spirit and His life live in me (1 Corinthians 3:16 ; 6:19).
I am a new person. My past is forgiven and everything is new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
I wish to thank the Total Woman Network who had helped me find my identity in Jesus.
Written by Mary Fynn.