As water reflects a face,
so a man’s heart reflects the man.
When I see a reflection of myself in the mirror – especially in the early morning when I first get up – my appearance is disheartening – especially to me. I don’t like what I see – it means I am getting older. My face reflects what is going on inside of me – the aging process that never ends – and I am part of it.
And yet – my age, wisdom and knowledge can benefit others so much – as I encourage and help those around me and use that ‘aging’ to bring perspective to others – concentrating on the positive aspects on middle age.
Mostly what I want others to see – is God’s love in my life, in what I do, what I say. I want to reflect His tolerance, forgiveness, grace and unconditional love. Because I have lived it – and understand it fully. I fail miserably at this most of the time – because my own self gets in the way and I’m afraid I become a rather poor reflection of His love and unlimited mercy in my own life.
When I fail – I am acting out of my own selfish desires and motives and it leaves a rather poor reflection of the nature of the God that I serve and that I live for. Instead it reveals what kind of person I really am – on the inside. Just like my face in the mirror – I cannot hide it.
And like you – I am still on that never-ending journey – I’m getting older, I’m learning valuable lessons about life and people on the way – and I have a great many things to share with others about God’s love – His grace – and mercy – and I am still taking steps toward that incredible stubborn love – to be a better reflection for others. Less of me – much more of Him.
- The Timeless Beauty Secret (cindyholman.wordpress.com)