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Where’s my Glasses?

IMG_0328I was visiting with a 20-year-old young woman and she said something profound. “My problem is I need to see myself the way God does.”

I told her I struggle with that too. My problem is I keep losing my glasses! Or the lenses get smudged or they break. It’s hard to look clearly at yourself when your looking glass is warped or the wrong prescription.

Can anyone relate? I mean, I would love to have  rose colored glasses personally and see myself as wonderful and perfect and adorable.

Unfortunately the lens that so often is before me is the one that significant others in my life had filled with messages like “You’re fat,” or, “You’re lazy,” or “Can’t you do anything right?”

Now why would I hang on to those glasses? Because they are practically riveted to my skull and difficult to remove.

I need to work harder at seeing not only God correctly, but myself, through His eyes. After all, Scripture says he delights in me. Sometimes that feels like a fictional sentiment. But it’s not. It’s real (Zephaniah 3:17).

How about you? Having any vision problems lately? I wonder how many of our problems would melt away (like butter in a hot frying pan) if we could only see ourselves like God does. After all, His opinion matters far more than that of those around us who cannot love us nearly as well as our Creator does.

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