Sometimes I think what my mirror sees and what my camera sees are two different people. My reflection is always young and smiling, full of energy and ready to take on the day. My photographic image is about 30 lbs overweight with the slightest hint of crows feet forming in the corners of my eyes. I, like most women, pick myself apart, not realizing that when I criticize myself, I’m criticizing my creator. I’m calling into question His handiwork.
Psalm 139:14 says, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Emphasis mine. We are unique individuals ~ think of all the people on this planet, how many of them have your fingerprints? Even identical twins have their own fingerprints! How crazy cool is that? How can we not, knowing this, look in the mirror and stare at ourselves in awe and say “God, you did a great job. Thank you.”
So next time you look in the mirror and you start to pick yourself apart, remember you were created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), so when you criticize yourself, you are criticizing the Almighty Creator. Whoa, right?
A couple of times a week, I plan to share what I’ve learned from my discussions with the ladies from the Women’s Bible Café and my readings from the book Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter by Mary Kassian. For more information on the study, you can check out the Women’s Bible Cafe on Facebook by clicking here.
I’m linking up with:
- Internet Cafe Devotions ~ Word Filled Wednesday
- Katie Lloyd Photography ~ Scripture & a Snapshot
- My Daily Walk in His Grace ~ Winsome Wednesday
- Women Living Well Ministries ~ Women Living Well Wednesday