July 4, 2011

Mirror Mirror

The Queen in the well-known fairy tale Snow White often asked her magical mirror, "Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who in the land is fairest of all?" The mirror’s reply was always "You, my queen, are fairest of all." Until one day the mirror replied, "Queen, you are full fair, 'tis true, but Snow White is fairer than you."  As most know, the Queen became jealous and this set the stage for her revenge upon Snow White so she can again be the fairest in the land… 

Obviously, Snow White is a fairy tale, and this is an extreme response, yet what many women are challenged by every day are their own thoughts and others’ responses (or no responses) to who they see in the mirror.

Much of the time women compare themselves to others. The result is they think their own image is to fat, too thin, too ugly, too much this or too much that… and eventually, this taps into the worth and value thinking. Who am I? Why am I here? Will I ever be perfect? I am nobody. No one cares. And for some … Why keep on living? 

Especially when the thinking challenges the will and desire to live, this is a time for immediate intervention by a professional to help restore that precious one to a healthy place in her life. 

While the mirror reflects the exterior, it fails to reveal the person inside, where true beauty begins. When we always measure our value and worth through the eyes of others or when we begin to compare ourselves with others, we will never know how truly valuable and precious we really are. When we accept and realize our value and worth through the heart of God, we will know who we are is above measure and we are priceless simply because we are His beloved creation. 

Truth is, you are beautifully and wonderfully woven on the outside. Look again in the mirror and see yourself as one who is worthy of the reflection you see. You are beautiful and are perfectly created on the inside – where your heart, your spirit dwells. Who you are is a precious and dear one, valuable and loved… just as you are. All of you.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:13-14

Blessings on you dear one, and glory to God!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Bonny. Thanks for the reminder to look on the inside of myself and others.
    God bless