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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Second Dimension "Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall"

Second Dimension
"The Girl You See"
When you look in the mirror, what do YOU see? Most of us are the same. What we see is never quite good enough. Too fat... too skinny... too short... too tall. We hate our nose - or lips - or wish our hair was curly - or straight... our skin is too pale - so we tan... or its too dark - so we stay out of the sun. We wear blue contacts because we hate brown eyes...
This image reflects our response to how we feel about ourselves.
We look in the mirror and we know we could do better – we dismiss every compliment – in fact compliments make us downright uncomfortable. I mean, seriously, how could anyone really think I'm pretty - smart - or talented? Can't they SEE what I see? To deal with this distorted image - we hide - because we are afraid. Afraid and in denial.
We hide like Eve and Adam.
         We hide behind a new hair color – cut – or style.
         Some hide behind several layers of makeup and lipstick.
         There are lots of hiding places... Careers are a classic, busy place to immerse ourselves. Children... we can become invisible for a decade or two while we raise these little people. 
         When we tire of hiding - we cover up how disgusted we are with ourselves by over-indulging or obsessing. Gluttonous eating. Excessive shopping. Obsessive cleaning. Abusing prescription or illegal drugs.
          Have you fallen prey to Lucifer's lies? His hatred towards your beauty fills his every thought. He wants to destroy you because your purpose is crucial in the grand scheme of things. Remember your purpose? Yes... your purpose as a woman is to attract the world to God! This is why satan's plan is to defeat you before you can even step away from your bathroom mirror.
          Now, don't go anywhere! 
          Let's get another opinion... The only opinion that really matters!

Song of Solomon 2:10-13 
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away 

Song of Solomon 4:7 
Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee...

You are perfect in God's eyes. You are enough for Him. He is in love with YOU. He designed you! Your eye color, he carefully chose as he considered your skin tone and hair. You are not an accident, but a work of art designed by the Master of creation. He sings with delight and feels like dancing because of you (Zeph 3:17) 

          So, my dear, when you look in the mirror... I pray that the girl you see, will clearly be the girl Jesus sees and loves and chose to die for.

Stay tuned... one more dimension coming... 
                    The Girl Nobody Sees...

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