We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image . . .
--2 Corinthians 3:18
The greatest characteristic a Christian can exhibit is this completely unveiled openness before God, which allows that person’s life to become a mirror for others. When the Spirit fills us, we are transformed, and by beholding God we become mirrors. You can always tell when someone has been beholding the glory of the Lord, because your inner spirit senses that he mirrors the Lord’s own character. Beware of anything that would spot or tarnish that mirror in you. It is almost always something good that will stain it— something good, but not what is best.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? What most girls probably don't see is the beautiful reflection of the savior. They probably don't look in the mirror and praise the Living God for the wonderful creation they bestow.
I write this for the middle school girls I am blessed to work with each week.
Beautiful daughter, it's okay to cry when that boy calls you a fatty. Precious girl, it's okay to be confused by the messages society screams in your ears about beauty. Innocent girl, they will try to tear you a part in the way you look, dress, think, and act. Darling, yes, people will tell you that you don't measure up. That you're not doing enough, thin enough, smart enough, good enough.
Dear one, I sit and cry with you because I was told the same things at your age. I dreamt that it might change for you, that something would be different. But since we live in this awfully sinful world, the truth is that the battle will continue on. There will be lies and there will be truth. And its your choice of who you will believe: the truth of Christ, or the lies of the enemy.
Girls, you are a beautiful reflection of God's glory. Sit with Him and fall in love with His glory, He wants to shine through you. Choose to believe in Him, and reject the lies. Because that's exactly what they are: lies.
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