A while back I finally realized the reflection I saw in the mirror wasn’t the mirror’s fault.
It was mine.
My poor choices. My neglect. My laziness all led to a disheveled, overweight, unhappy woman.
I wasn’t putting the right nutrients in my body–ok, I wasn’t putting many nutrients in my body–but I was putting in plenty of junk. Things that don’t nourish or sustain or satisfy. Things that didn’t promote good health or vitality.
Not only that, I also wasn’t making time for fitness.
As a result, I felt gross and sluggish. Fat and insecure.
To top it off, unless I was going somewhere, I didn’t make an effort to do my hair or makeup or dress nicely.
Then one day I looked in the mirror and saw my reflection.
I was shocked and appalled!
I wanted to curse the mirror…but I knew the mirror wasn’t to blame.
And I decided it was time to make some big changes. And I did.
The same is true with our hearts.
We must be mindful of what we put in them; what we allow to fill them. We need to be disciplined to guard our hearts from things that pollute it and cause our moral erosion. Because eventually, those things will be reflected in our lives; and it’s those things that could destroy us.
But God promises if we seek Him with our whole heart, we will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). AND He will give us a new heart and a new spirit! He will take our polluted, broken, hard heart and give us a responsive, soft heart…a heart that chases after Him and an abundant life.
A life that reflects His Son.
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