Have you ever looked yourself in the mirror and got upset because of how you looked or because of a tiny pimple you saw on your nose, forehead or cheek? No matter how tiny it was, your whole day was ruined and your self-esteem plummeted to zero. Most of us care much about our outward appearance and make adjustments to please people or just to feel good about ourselves. I have been there; when I was diagnosed with lupus in January 2007, the doctors put me on high doses of prednisolone. I would wake up in the morning with this moon face and as if that was not enough, I gained weight and had to wear size 18 – 20. I looked so different and this affected me emotionally. I did not like my outward appearance and I would run away from the mirror. I can’t count how many times I cried over this, worse if some people would come and pass their comments about my weight gain.
As much as I tried to run away from the physical mirror, there was this other mirror, the inner mirror that stayed within me constantly reflecting my true identity. It was like a still loving inner voice reminding me of who I am in Christ. This was the force that enabled me to break out from the shell and shut down external forces that were distracting and destroying me. I started to see myself from within and saw this beauty, greatness and strength and only I could see it and confess it and act upon it.
Your face and body will change but your true self; the sum of who you are will remain unshaken, untouched and it is greater than the eye can see.
You are beautiful, you are special, you are great, you are loved, you are blessed.
2 Corinthians 4 v 16 (AMP) Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day.
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