Have you ever heard the statement “the eyes are the window to the soul”? I would have to say it’s one of the most honest statements I’ve ever heard. It’s actually a scripture, who would thought? People walk around with smiles on their faces but if you look into their eyes you can see hurt and pain. You see a lack of trust. You see betrayal. You see dishonesty. If you ever want to know the soul of a person look into their eyes – THE EYES DON’T LIE.
Many of you think you know me. You’ve either read my book, attended a conference or workshop, you’ve been a part of a group I’ve sponsored, you’ve read my blogs (I do share a lot), or you figure you know me personally. But I hate to burst your bubble, you don’t know me. You know the parts of me that I allow you to know. You don’t know what keeps me up crying at night. You don’t know the struggles I have. You didn’t know that although I pray continuously, there are times when I feel God don’t hear me. You didn’t know that even though I am constantly encouraging others, that I have moments of depression (thank God for a strong support group).
I remember one day looking in the mirror and my eyes were shallow and dark. I thought things were okay. But again, THE EYES DON’T LIE. After sitting down and taking an inventory on my life, I had to be honest with myself…things were not okay. I had fallen back into old habits of trying to please everyone. Old habits of not taking care of myself. Old habits of trying to do everything. And my eyes told the story.
Have you ever taken a moment and really looked into your eyes. Sadly, many people can’t do it. I have had many clients when asked to look at themselves in the mirror would begin to cry and look away. Many of them saw failure, ugliness, defeat, a victim, hurt, pain, lack… What you see is what you see! But you have to look past it all and ask yourself “why do you see those things?” Was it something someone else said to you? Is it because of behaviors? Is it your past? Why do you see those things?
You were fearfully and wonderfully made. You were created in the image of God. You were designed with specific intent. God don’t see you as any of those things. He sees you as His child, as His creation, as His masterpiece, as the apple of His eye. If you are around people that make feel less than this, you are in the company of the wrong people and you need to change your environment.
Go to the mirror. What do you see? Do you see hope? Do you see joy? Do you see a future? Or do you see what others have labeled you? Do you see what others have called you? Do you even know who you are anymore? Transparent moment – I didn’t know who I was for a long time. I only saw myself as a daughter, a wife and a mother. But I am so much more than that.
There is a story in the bible where Jesus healed a blind man (Mark 8:22-26). Jesus spit in his eyes and then touched them but the man’s sight was distorted. Jesus touched him again and the man was able to see clearly. Now there is so much I could take from that passage and maybe one day I will but today I want you to focus on verse 25, then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. When you look in the mirror you are seeing what man sees. Look up, then look again. Ask God to help you see what He sees.
I completely understand how you can get caught up in everything you’re not but now is not the time. Now is the time to push forward and do the things God has assigned for you do. When the enemy comes against showing you all your flaws or inadequacies, stand up straight look him in eyes and say JESUS PAID IT ALL. God knew you were going to make mistakes. He knew you were going to have bad days. He knew all of it and that’s exactly why He called you. The world is not looking for a perfect person they are looking for a person who loves a PERFECT God and willing to spread His love.
Until Next Time,