Please help me to see myself, lest I fall.
Ever had that thought? I'm grateful for mirrors that help me see things in my life that I couldn't or wouldn't see otherwise. A piece of lettuce on the tooth? Mirror speaks up. Cut myself shaving? Mirror communicates. Too many desserts? Even if I did know that, mirror confirms it.
And there's more to it than that, isn't there?
Because I don't know about you, but I have the capacity to say one thing and do another without it ever entering my mind that it's probably not wise or good. I can offer a piece of advice to someone else and then not heed my own advice. I can also remain blind to foibles and fumbles in my own life without realizing their existence or effects.
You're probably not that way. But I am.
So I need mirrors. I need time in the Word that reflects God's standard to me and pierces me when I don't measure up. I need solid relationships with those closest to me that help me see things I don't see. Those are two great mirrors that are kind enough to me to tell me the Truth.
And although I may not like what I see, it's better than not seeing at all.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...