“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”

That’s the question the Evil Queen constantly asked the magic mirror. She was seeking affirmation of her beauty and her worth, but I think what she was really asking was, “Who am I?”

When was the last time you looked at yourself in a mirror? Not just checked your makeup or outfit, but really looked at yourself.

What or who did you see? What were you looking for?

The Evil Queen always left feeling frustrated because the mirror never gave her the answer she was looking for. She was frustrated, yet she continued to go back and ask the same question EVERY DAY.

Maybe she just needed a new one…

Let’s take this a little deeper. A mirror is defined as something that faithfully reflects or gives a true picture of something else. I actually disagree with that definition.

Have you ever stood in front of a warped mirror? Or looked at a cracked, dirty, or smudged one? None of them provide a true picture of the thing it is reflecting.

What kind of mirror have you been looking at?

I’ve looked at the warped mirror of magazines that tell me I am not skinny or pretty enough.

I’ve been in a house of mirrors, overwhelmed with confusion about who I am and the people around me.

I’ve looked at a cracked one and felt broken and worthless. I’ve looked at a smudged one and been so distracted by the smudge (or flaw), that I couldn’t see my own beauty. So, in order to see a true picture, we must look at the right kind of mirror. One made to faithfully reflect the truth.

I now choose God as my mirror. I look to Him and ask, “Who am I?”

He answers:

 “You are My daughter. I know you better than you know yourself. Your value is immeasurable. You are uniquely beautiful. You are a gift to the world. You are strong and courageous. You are a leader. You are talented. You are wise. You use that wisdom to influence the world for good. You are powerful. I made to you to walk with your head held high, with the authority to speak life, love and peace in any situation. I love you. And I love who you are.”

Do you need a new mirror?

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