But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 1 Corinthians 11:31
I waited patiently as the lady found my glasses. I was excited to have them, it’s been a while since I had new ones. She cleaned them, made some adjustments, and then slipped them gingerly onto my face. I turned to look into the mirror and my excitement floated away.
“Is there something wrong?” She asked.
“I don’t like them.”
“Why?” Her voice rising in concern.
“Because I can see all my wrinkles.” I answered with obvious disappointment.
When I put on new glasses, I was able to see a few extra lines that I was unaware of. Because I was looking through an old prescription, I was blissfully unaware. I had an image in my head of myself that was now changed. We all are guilty of being content with the vision we have of ourselves. However, we need to take another look through the lens of Christ.
Self-examination is not fun. Anytime we take time to examine ourselves it proves to be an uncomfortable lesson. More importantly it is an opportunity for personal growth and a deepening relationship with Jesus. Though out the Bible we are reminded that we must look inward. Many of us work very hard on polishing the outside. We want to present that we are in charge and above reproach, however most often a well-coiffed exterior hides an ugly inside.
What lens do you use to examine your heart and your motives? Do you have clear sight?
It may be time for a pair of new “spiritual glasses”.
Typist for Jesus