Day Fifty-Five: Step Away From the Mirror

How many times a day do you look in the mirror?

How about I rephrase the question: how many times a day do you look into something with a reflective surface to “check” your appearance? 

If you are anything like me, it is way too many times than you dare to admit… how about we change that? 

Here’s the thing- the mirror is a dangerous place. Not because of what we see. Not because we can stand there and analyze our appearance until nothing in the world seems good. Not because we walk away with a “bad self-esteem”. 

Nope. The mirror is a bad place to spend your time because it is completely and utterly self-focused. When you look in the mirror, what are you thinking of? Yourself. When you gaze at your imperfections, what are you thinking of? Yourself. When you sigh with resignation, what are you thinking of? Yourself. 

Do you see a pattern? Self, self, self. The more time we spend in front of the mirror, the more focused on ourselves we become. 

Let’s change that. Are you ready for a challenge that may seem harder than it sounds? 

I know I am. 

Today I am limiting my “mirror time”. And window time. And T.V. surface time. And any other reflective surface time. I’m doing what I’ve got to do, then heading out to see the world. Totally and utterly unfocused on myself. 

What does it mean to be “away from the mirror”? Only you can decide. 

Verse: “[Love] is not self-seeking…” (1 Corinthians 13:5)

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