I bought a new full length mirror for my bathroom. It’s not high end nor is it the dollar store variety. My concern is that I’m not seeing myself as I really am and that my image may be a bit distorted. As I thought about this, I decided to press on the center of it, when I did, my shape changed! My waist appeared to be longer! Now, I don’t trust it! This is comparable to how we see our innermost being. If we see ourselves through the lies the enemy has told us along the way, our self image becomes distorted and does not show us who we are. We are a new creation in Jesus and we are hidden within Him. If you don’t see Jesus when you look at your inmost reflection, your mirror is lying to you, don’t believe it! He didn’t just take away a few of our sins, He took away all of them, so don’t let the devil keep throwing your past in your face, your flesh doesn’t define you anymore.
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:16-17