Mirror, mirror on the wall…

How do you look? Do you assess yourself, capabilities, dreams and visions based on the affirmation of your pastor, friends, families or a sense of self worth? “But the Lord said to Samuel ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees, man looks on the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1Samuel 16:7. The outward appearance or mirror images of how we look have taken over so many areas of our lives, service to God and our relationships with each other. Many of us never took time to look deep into our hearts to know who we truly are in Christ. Why should we do that when the mirror, both physically and spiritually tells us we are awesome? There are so many mirrors out there that show us to be the ‘most beautiful in the land’ even when we know secretly that there are spiritual warts and blackheads on our spiritual faces. No wonder as children of God, we look to these mirrors to determine the choice of a life partner, jobs, college admission, choice of course of study, where to live, what to wear, what to eat… The list is endless. It is sad to note that a lot of people in the Body of Christ are like Eliab, the elder brother of David, who go to God for consecration but come out unchanged; hearts unchanged – unbelieving believers! So many are said to be godly because of the reflection that is seen of them, however the real question is what exactly does God see when He looks at us? Does He see pride, arrogance, disobedience, falsehood and all manner of fleshly attitudes? Friend, it is not about what people declare about you, there is only one mirror that reflects the true reflection of the person and that is God’s word. When you look into the perfect law of liberty, what do you see? Do you see a call to live lives as we please since our sins have been nailed to the cross over two thousand years ago? Do you see a reflection that says, do, say, live as you please because God is your father? Or you try to dress it up by giving false impressions to others through false pious conversations, devotion to church programmes but with hearts that have refused to remain with Christ after consecration? Friend, consecration is not the end but the beginning of the walk. David had a wonderful walk with God such that he did not only get consecrated; he remained on the mountain of consecration. When the Lord looked at the heart of Eliab, He did not find godly desire, godly fear or a heart that pants after Him even though his heart went through the consecration process yet he was rejected. Though his physical appearance, like a lot of believers seemed acceptable but he was rejected because the Mirror of all mirrors saw that there was something that gave a lie to his physical appearance. Friend, look into the Mirror today which is the word of God and adjust accordingly. If you do then, indeed you are the most beautiful in the land. God bless you.


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