Reflections in a Mirror


I look at myself in the mirror everyday.

All I have to say is I keep getting better looking as I get older! (Just saying!)

What do I see when I look in the mirror?

Do I see who I was?

Do I see who I am?

Or, do I see who I am becoming?

We live in an age where everyone is a “professional” photographer. And we love our pictures. They remind of us of great memories, but sometimes they remind us of a hard past.

The important thing is to not get caught up in the past or who you were. To reflect on the past is not bad, but we must remember that we have a present and we have a future.

What I am learning is that God cares more about who I am now and who I am becoming.

Reminisce, remember, laugh about the past. But don’t get too caught up in it. The past is not a direct reflection of who you are or who you are becoming. Sure, your past is a part of you and has brought you to this point. Learn from it, but don’t let it define you.

I look in the mirror and somedays I don’t like what I see. But other days, like today, I get a glimpse of what God is doing in me and on those days I truly see me.

What does your mirror show you?

2 thoughts on “Reflections in a Mirror

  1. I agree with you Justin. I believe God is more interested in who we are becoming than what fills our past. Just in the last few years of my life has my past took on more of a meaning though. It has helped me to be more accepting and loving towards those that have committed their lives to Christ but struggle with letting go of the world. It’s easy to point a finger and say why don’t you change or quit doing that. My past reminds me that I too needed and still need patience as I allow Jesus to continue to transform me.

    1. Thanks for your comment Jonathan. I agree that we learn a lot from our past. I think we should continue to learn from our past. I just don’t want us dwelling too much on the past as if what we have done or have not done defines us for the future. God has great things in store for His people who will live for Him today and carry that into the world of tomorrow. Thanks for reminding me that our past is something to be cherished as well.

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