What do you see?

The lenses we peer through and the mindset behind the eyes is a filter for how we gain perspective!

Do you see what I see?

Probably not…

We are looking through different filters.

Comparison is a huge battle for me in many ways and different areas.

Lets think about this senario with me if you will…

Stand in front of the mirror what do you see?

Hear those thoughts, ideas, notions, whispers, screams?

That is how you view what you see.

Now the same thing stand in front of a mirror, but this time ask someone to come stand behind you and tell you what they see.

Hear the perspective coming from the other person?

Hear anything similar or in likeness to what you heard within when you alone stood before the mirror?

Probably not… Then again some may…

For me on the other hand my inward comparison has never been the same from what others see or saw in me as I have a very negative view of myself. Which comes from down the years of trauma to my soul.

Some without such trauma may be well balanced and have good environments that stimulate confidence, good worth, and proper perspective.

For me, it wasn’t until I came into a ministry that has helped me deal with the contents of my soul. The comparison issue housed in my soul has to be dealt with.

When I find myself comparing myself or at times being compared which opens me up to my comparison. That time I spend comparing myself to another only takes away what is definitivly me.

What my Pastor has been teaching me is that I need to know myself in genuine truth. Know who I am beyond comparison. Know who I am uniquely as Gods creation born for such a time as this.

So….

How am I to know just who that person is right?

I need to shut down the negative perspective, accept who I am made to be by knowing who I am made to be by searching for that truth within and in truth from Godd word.

James 1:23-25 says the word of God is to be our mirror.

Its become my job to get into the word of God to find out who I am through the eyes of God. The treasure of truths is mine for the discovery as I peer through the proper lenses of that truth.

I have found some great ones to hold onto and I keep looking to discover more in which to house in my soul. These are a new perspective in which shift away the old soul view of negative.

So, now when I go and stand infront of the mirror I can have God within me and behind me speaking the way I am to view myself. That comparison superceeds what I compared myself to in others.

The true mirror is the word of God not a looking glass. The looking glass will and can decieve as it has me for far too long. I am to measure myself against myself not measure myself against a brother or sister in the faith.

God help me not forget your perfect law as it relates to me and my uniqueness so that in all I do shall be blessed.

~Cynthia 😉

If we commend ourself more highly than we ought then that can be a prideful deception that is without understanding of proper view of self.

Be bold enough to not compare with them who do have a high commendation of themself for in their view you will never measure up!

It is only in the view of God that we are to compare who we are, our behavior, attitudes and demeanor as it lines up with His word or if it doesn’t then we need to correct that.

~Love Life ~ Live Life ~ 😍

Author: Cynthia

Greetings Readers! I began blogging in Aug 2017 about my personal experiences, thing I have going on in my life that I am working toward overcoming. I write my blogs to help encourage others that may be going through some of the things like I have dealt with in life to show them there is help and hope no matter what we are going through in life. My writings have helped me to begin to write my very first book and it is coming along greatly and I sure hope to have it published perhaps next year would be great. So, please stay tuned for that! I want my life to help inspire others to keep going and to not quit when life gets hard. We all may face different things but we can learn from each other if we see how we overcome in an area that another may be struggling in. I write to encourage and uplift to bring a glimmer of hope when there isn't much offered out there in the world today. I have been an avid reader for years and this year has been a year of me putting my writing out there for the world to begin to see as I have of others. ~Love Life ~ Live Life~ ;)

3 thoughts on “What do you see?”

  1. Comparing oneself is so limiting. Not very interesting. We mostly take a look at outside appearances. My experience has been that my inner world is way more interesting to look at and listen to and be with. It’s like if you compare your height to someone else and then decide what that means about you. Technically, I’m tall compared to people. Having that as a lens is limiting because I see everything first thru that. In life, I’m medium compared to a sanddune, short compared to a mountain….Just release all the comparing and bring your awareness inside to experience whatever you are experiencing in a moment.

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    1. Thank you Julia for your insight. Most people like me dont have the wonderful inner life as you speak of, which its great to hear some dont have that battle in life.

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      1. I think the inner life grows as people pay attention to it. Like a muscle. As we go within more that voice or whatever it is keeps speaking to us. Plus looking inside is where our gifts and abilities live as do our pains and sorrows that need to be healed so we have greater access to our own truth. I agree that we all come onto the planets with various connections to our inner world. But the good news is that comparing ourselves to others is taught so it can be unlearned as well. Young children have no interest in comparing themselves to others. They just love what they love and are drawn to whatever pleases them. Until the culture promotes comparison. I guess I don’t think or it as a battle. While sometimes it can feel sorta like that- as I watch my thoughts go somewhere toward comparing. I see it more of a choice. In that moment, I can stop and say to myself “wooo” is this healthy. Just passing on some of my own experiences to support you if you would like support. I appreciate hearing your experience. Your desire to be honest. I bet it connects to lots of people. :>

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