What does your reflection look like?

2 Corinthians 3:18

So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord, who is the Spirit, makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.

Reflections. What stares back at us as we look into the mirror? Or take a selfie? What do we see? What do others see?

So often our vision is tainted by our life’s experiences. The way we view ourselves, the way we view others, and even the way we view God has been warped by circumstances and trials of this life. Oftentimes, we put God in a box because our vision cannot see any further than right now.

Have you ever watched a show on HGTV? The designers walk into a home that is outdated and often dirty and worn, but they see the potential for more. The home buyers seem discouraged and overwhelmed at the possibilities of a remodel. However, under the direction and vision of the designer, a transformation takes place. Instead of being content with the way the things look now, there is a greater vision of what could be with a little work.

Our lives are the same way. We are overwhelmed and discouraged at the place where we are. But God, looks at the potential we have. He can work through all of our mess and re-construct a new and better life for us. We must get a vision for what God wants us to do. There is much more than this for us. Let’s pray, “God give me the eyes to see what you see.”

There is a spiritual realm about us right now. The angels are constantly working on our behalf. If only our eyes could be opened.

Take the time to read 2 Kings 6: 8-23. It tells the story of when The king of Aram was at war with Israel and the prophet Elisha kept telling the king of Israel where the attacks were going to happen, so the king of Israel could be prepared. The king of Aram got so angry that he wanted to destroy Elisha. He sent chariots and soldiers to attack him. Elisha’s servant discovered the enemy surrounding them and cried, “what shall we do?”

Elisha famously replied, “There are more on our side than on their’s.” Now the servant knew there was only him and Elisha facing all of these soldiers. He was confused. What did Elisha mean? Elisha prayed for the servants eyes to be opened, and when they were, he saw horses and chariots of fire surrounding the enemy.

There was a spiritual army ready to fight and aid in their battle. If only we could see what God sees. We have a spiritual army fighting on our behalf, as well.

God has equipped us. God created us. There is nothing that we cannot accomplish with God’s help. Seek the Lord. The more time you spend in His Word, the more you will reflect Him.

You will see your situation more clearly. Others will see God when they look at you. Your reflection will change.

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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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