Self-Recognition

I finally figured out how the side mirrors on our car are constantly getting smudges all over them. It seems that birds are seeing their reflection and are attacking the mirror. They don’t recognize themselves in the mirror. They think that it must be another bird.

Sometimes we don’t see ourselves for who we really are. The Bible says, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!…” (1 John 3:1).

It is difficult for some people to see themselves as dearly loved children of God. Therefore, they lash out at themselves in various ways. Some harm themselves by abusing drugs and alcohol. Others engage in risky behavior. Some even go so far as to cut or otherwise mutilate their own bodies.

Some Christians attack themselves with negative attitudes and destructive thinking. They wallow in despair and self-pity, little knowing how much harm they are doing to themselves. How sad it is when God’s children don’t see how much they are truly loved by their heavenly Father!

Spend some time basking in His love today.

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