Today it’s my turn (Kim’s) to add a few more thoughts on allowing God to change our perspective.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? What words would you use to describe your reflection? Your true self? Do the words that play in your mind describe your appearance, your actions, or your character? Do they build you up or tear you down?
Words are powerful. They have the ability to destroy and to heal. They change how we see others and how we see ourselves. Because those words we default to, the ones that creep into our fears and insecurities, they matter.
There are days when it’s easier to believe the words that are audibly spoken to us, regardless if they’re accurate or true. The challenge, if we really want to embrace the shift in perspective of how we view ourselves, is to believe the words God speaks over you.
Words of love.
Words of grace.
Words of compassion.
Where do you find those words? Where can you turn when the words screamed at you seem more real, more true than anything else?
God’s Word. His love letter to you, to us.
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3, NIV
Soak in His truth. Believe His promises. Allow His words to be the ones you hear each time you gaze in the mirror, for you are dearly loved.
How is God changing your perspective about yourself?