A toddler once found a dark red lipstick and proceeded to apply it to herself the way she had seen her mother do. By the time her mother discovered what she had done, the little girl had lipstick all over her face and was beaming with pride, thinking that she had made herself beautiful.
As soon as her mother allowed her to see in the mirror what she really looked like, the little girl started crying. When faced with the reality of what she actually looked like, she was not pleased at all with what she saw.
Sometimes we tend to think that we look better than we really do. A good, honest assessment is a difficult, but necessary thing to do.
“…Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”—Romans 12:3.