If I had a mirror for my inner most self, what would I see? Would I even like what I see? Would I have changed for the better over the years or would I have a scowl on the inside? Life has not treated me well so I’m not going to treat ‘it’ well?
The amazing thing is that it may be too late to change my outward appearance (unless I’m up for cosmetic surgery and spending a lot of money) but with God’s help – His Grace – I can change my inward appearance.
Firstly, I just need to do some inward reflection – to have some inward ‘mirror time’. To be honest with myself. If that’s too hard to do or I don’t know where to start I just have to think back over the last week.
What arguments/discussions did I get into with people close to me? What bugged me this week? What was I worrying about, praying about? What was at the forefront of my mind?
That’s where you need to start.
Did I argue with family members unreasonably? Do I always want to “win” the argument? Do I have too much pride to say I’m sorry I was wrong? Do I need to work on my anger management?
If I was worrying about money or paying the bills, do I need to work out a better budget? Do I need to take it to God in Prayer? Do I need to give Him my worry and not take control of this area? Worry can turn into a habit we do all of the time and it affects our outlook on everything in life.
Remember God waits for an invitation to come into our Lives, for He is a respecter of our free will. What one area do you feel you need to work on?
PRAYER: Lord, here I am. This is me in all my imperfections and I need you today. Help me to start reflecting on one aspect of my life today that I have not let you into before – maybe my arguments, worries, pride, finances, or habits – knowing that you will love me and strengthen me always. Amen.