Tell Yourself the Truth


Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

James 1.23-24 NIV

Mirrors tell the truth. They call it like it really is. Mirrors reveal to an honest viewer what everyone else already knows. Look in a mirror. You may or may not like what you see. But what you see is reality. Mirrors do not lie. They cannot lie.

Politicians spin the truth. Photographers enhance the truth. Salespeople embellish the truth. Fishermen exaggerate the truth. Addicts ignore the truth.

But mirrors tell the truth.

Can you bear to take a mirror into your soul? There you cannot be a victim. You will find no one to blame when you are alone with yourself. What you see is spiritual reality. Look deeply into this mirror. Memorize every broken, marred, and blemished detail in your reflected self. Never forget the image. Be faithful to what you see. Be real with Jesus and be real with everyone else.

Contributor: Dave S.

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