Mirror, Mirror (Beyond Resolutions 1.2)
Welcome to the second journal assignment for “Beyond Resolutions.” Today’s entry is all about perspective. The term “Selfie” comes to mind – so many people taking snapshots of themselves throughout the day for facebook or other social media. Today we take a look at ourselves a little more – from our own perspective, from the perspective of others, and from God’s eye view. Which mirror do you use each morning?
JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT 1.2: It’s all about perspective. We will continue our
“Where Are You Now?” focus today by exploring how perspective effects the way we define ourselves.
Your Perspective: Write about how you see or understand or experience yourself in the following areas:
- Physical Appearance
- Emotional Health
- Relationships with Others
Their Perspective: Write about how you believe others see or understand or experience who you are in each of the areas above.
God’s Perspective: Write your thoughts about how God sees you, what God thinks about you, how God knows you and feels about you.
Look back over these perspectives and note your thoughts. Similarities? Differences? Insights? Feel free to respond on
PRAYER: Dearest God, I lay this day before you. I know that, however I happen to feel or whatever I anticipate might happen today, YOU know best and you desire the best form. Help me to walk in that knowledge, to trust you and to face the day with the underlying Joy-of-the-Lord in all I do.
Verse of the Day: Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the Joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
This one got a little tougher! I praise God that my emotional health is higher than it has been in many years! But I continue to dream of the day that I can truly be “comfortable in my own skin” when it comes to physical appearance! I know I am much harder on myself in this area than anyone else, and I also know that in God’s eyes I am His beautiful creation, washed white as snow…..righteous, because of the shed blood of His Son. My aging skin tone, few extra pounds, and bad hair days don’t bother Him at all! He loves me with an everlasting unconditional LOVE! I’m still working on letting go of self-consciousness and accepting my physical appearance and qualities with grace.