FACE IN THE MIRROR

BY: Melanie Huggard 

2 Cor 3:18 (NASB) 

But we all with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

There I am, sitting in church, beating myself up over all my failures as a person, and calling it prayer. Then 2 Cor 3:18 gets read from the pulpit, and I hear the Lord say, "What you behold, you become. It works both ways Melanie. You can focus on Me, and become more like Me, or you can focus on your failures, and become more like them."  Then He gives me a vision of a room.  The room is bright. There is a window, a shelf that wraps around the entire room, and Him standing there with a box.  He says, "It's time to deal with these", and points up. On the shelves are little images that represented me.  Images I had of what I think I should look like as a good mom, wife, Christian, etc.  I understand this room is my heart and it needs cleaned out. 

Graciously He takes down each idol and shows me how my good intentions got twisted up.  He places each on in the box until all are packed away. Then the room changes, and there's nothing left but a mirror. I walk up to the mirror and He's in it. As I gaze into the glass with His image transposed over mine, our eyes match up, and I say, "I see Jesus." He then tells me, "I want you to say that every time you look in a mirror until your focus is solely on me, because what you behold, you become."

 

~Melanie Huggard is Rebecca's Personal Assistant.  A wife and mother of three, she is currently working on becoming a certified Life Coach, and looks to write a book in the future.