We See Parts and Pieces

What is in your reflection? Look in the mirror. What do you see? Who do you see?

I remember when I was young how I would look in the mirror and see “ugly”, “disgust”, “unliked” – you might have a word too?

I also remember how that carried into my teen years. {Oh, who am I kidding? My mirror was scarred right into adulthood.}


Is your mirror scarred?

It’s lying to you.

Mirror, mirror on my wall. Who loves me after all?

After ALL.

After all is said and done.
After all the day is lived.
After all the problems life hands us.
After all the lies we believe.

LIES. They burrow themselves deep in with clutches like claws leaving deep long scars. Scars that match the mirror. Mirror image scars.

God loves us after ALL. It is His reflection we should see.

When we look into that mirror, we see parts and pieces. The parts we don’t like. The pieces we’d like to change. Smaller nose? Lifted eyes? Straighter teeth? Prettier smile?

See those things ever? I did. Until I truly grasped HOW God sees me.

As forgiven and redeemed and lovely and planned and … LOVED.


Sometimes I cave in and see that smile that needs work. That chin. That part. That piece. But therein lies the problem. I cave.

Into a dark abysmal place where God does not dwell. Why, oh why, do I go where He is not? Why do I walk alone? With all my parts and pieces scooped up, I should be running the other direction. Into His loving open arms. Wouldn’t that be what we wanted our loved ones to do as we watch them struggle with these insecurities?

Next time you look into a mirror make sure it is a lovely unscarred one.

One that answers ~

“You are beautiful. Just as He made you. Love you.”

Love you. That’s a thing I’ve heard Him say.

I’ve learned to live content in ALL things.

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. ~ Philippians 4:11-12

Live Blessed,


Would you walk the journey with me? Let’s love the world together! That would be such a blessing.

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4 thoughts on “We See Parts and Pieces

  1. imconfident says:

    We see ugliness in the mirror because we see ourselves through the eyes of the world. It is not until we see ourselves through God’s eyes that we can truly accept ourselves and see what an awesome and wonderful creation we are.

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