Recently my 5 year old came and told me he’s so bad. “I’m such a bad boy, mom.”
I just looked at him and said, “No, you made a bad choice but you are not bad. You’re a good boy. Throwing that toy made you feel like you did something bad. You’re amazing! Don’t ever say that about yourself.”
Before my eyes I could see his whole demeanor change. He walked away saying, “I am a good boy. Mom says I’m so amazing and awesome.” He took my compliment and ran with it… it truly built him up.
Words are so powerful whether we are delivering them or on the receiving end. More importantly is what we say about ourselves. What if we changed how we looked at ourselves, and saw what God sees in us? His affirmation, His word, His final word.
Take time and look in the mirror…don’t focus on the flaws you have seen for years but rather see what God sees in you. He sees a perfect child who is equipped to take on the world around them. And most importantly: to change it. You are a world changer!
I will never forget when my son was staring at me in the mirror one day. It was the same morning routine where I’m washing my hands, and I looked in the mirror and simply whispered to myself, “Uhhh you look terrible.”
Apparently I didn’t whisper quietly enough because my son heard me! Sebastian immediately said, “You look so nice!” I looked up to see him looking at my reflection. He saw something I couldn’t at the moment…and he said what was truly in his heart. I changed how I saw myself…I began to see myself how my precious son saw me!
When you look in the mirror, see what God sees. Make a self declaration of God’s affirmation about you! Declare it!
Repeat this daily:
I am powerful!!
God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. (Ps. 46:5)
I am able!!
With God in my life, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
I am worthy!!
She is worth far more than rubies. (Prov. 31:10)
I am called!!
Created to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph. 2:10)
I am beautiful!!
Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. (Ps. 34:5)
I am who He says I am!!
For we are God’s masterpiece… (Eph. 2:10)
Knowing who we are somehow changes our face (our facial expressions). It changes our face in the mirror before us; our words about ourselves; softens our face as we face the world and turns our face unashamedly toward God.
May we not forget to remember who we are. First and foremost we are daughters of a King more than anything else. No other name given to us stands more permanent than that name. No other title we carry will surpass that one. No other calling is greater. We are chosen, valuable, beautiful and secure!