“Mirror, mirror, on the wall…”, inquired the evil queen in the fairy tale “Snow White”.
Have you ever wished YOU had such a mirror; one that would always tell the truth, regardless of who’s standing in front of it?
Actually, there is such a mirror. But the question is, can you handle the truth?
Mirrors pull no punches, and tell no lies. What you see is what you get. They reveal every hair out of place, every pimpled chin, and every roll of fat no matter what your religious affiliation or political persuasion is.
Mirrors do not care if you are black or white, yellow or blue.
For those who are interested in truly changing their lives, the mirror is probably the most important thing to have handy.
Like I said, if you can handle the truth.
If you cannot stand to see yourself for how you really are, you will never change for the better. As long as you keep from seeing your reflection, you will see yourself in a much better way.
Without truth, there can be no worthwhile change.
In the Snow White story, the evil queen enjoyed her magic mirror every day. Each morning she’d awaken, rise out of bed, and stand before her favorite friend; the mirror. She’d ask it the same thing each day, “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” To which the mirror would answer, “My queen, you are the fairest one of all.”
As long as the mirror continued with the same response, the queen was cool. But once the mirror began reporting someone fairer than the queen, she was ready to kill.
Once again; the awesome power of the mirror.
God’s word is like a mirror. It reads the same to whoever looks at it. Whether you have tons of money, or barely enough to make ends meet, you can always count on God’s word to tell you exactly what you look like.
But, it has at least one advantage over every other mirror; magic or not.
God’s word, His mirror, will not only show you what you look like, but what you can become. It reveals your present spiritual condition, and the one God is creating within you.
In other words, it shows you what you are, who you are, and what He can make of you.
What do you need to do? Only one thing.
Continue in it.
Don’t be afraid of the truth, and the truth will set you free.
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” (James 1:22 – 1:25 ESV)
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16 – 3:17 NKJV)