When you look into the mirror, do you see a reflection of your own imperfections or a reflection of “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27)?
If we want to walk in the fullness of who God created us to be, we must stop judging ourselves for who “we’re not” and rejoice in who we truly are.
We must learn to look into the mirror with renewed eyes, seeing the reflection of Christ in us, the blameless one.
I recently read a blog called “Judging Yourself” posted by Golden State of Mind (GSM) that spoke on this topic beautifully.
The post highlighted the issue that we are sometimes our own worst critic and provided scripture to dismantle the disqualifications we pin against ourselves with the truth of God’s word.
Speak the Word over yourself: Truth Nuggets
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:14
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Eph 2:10
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loves us.” – Rom 8:37
Our thoughts and words have power over our identity. If we are not renewing our mind with the Word, then we have become an open target for the enemy to sow lies into our head that would cause us to judge ourselves and tear down our identity.
Speaking scripture over ourselves and believing these truths is a powerful tool to renew our identity and guard our mind against the enemy and even our own judgement.
Where Does Our Identity Lie?
Where or what do we place our identity in? Where does our faith lie?
The author of GSM wrote that “when we believe that all our life and power comes from our own ambitions, skills, and endurance then we cannot appreciate the gifts and grace God has put over our lives.”
We will never be perfect humans, so THANK GOD for GRACE!
When we relinquish our striving and stop analyzing ourselves as if we hold complete power over our lives, we can bask in the goodness of God because we know His ways our higher than our own, His thoughts are higher than our own, and we are His beloved children.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” – Jer 29:11
This whole life is to the praise of the glory of God’s grace. Judgement only comes when we lack revelation of who God is and who He is in us.
Rest in the gift of grace and cling to the identity of the Father who is always speaking life. Guard your heart and mind with the Word of God and know yourself after the Spirit and not the Flesh.
That way when judgement tries to seep in, it’s immediately dismantled because your mind has been washed in the truth of Scripture and is equipped in the power of a renewed identity.
Your identity is not of the world, but of God who created you and who has ordered your steps by His divine will!
The next time you look into the mirror, know that Christ in you is looking back 🙂