11.04.2012

seeing through God's eyes


We all look at ourselves and see something we don't like. Our outward appearance, our character, the way we talk, or the things we've done. We judge ourselves by different standards than we do other people. We think that person is so beautiful or so smart; and while we ourselves are just as worthy to some title of praise, we be-little ourselves, and always, always want to change something about us. Our hair is too thin. We aren't skinny enough. Our nose is too long, too big, too small, too pointy. We aren't graceful enough; our voice is too deep, and the list goes on and on.

We see all our flaws, and mostly over-look the beautiful and note-worthy things God has given us.

But how does He see us?

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness." (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)

He LOVES us. So, so much. It doesn't matter what we've done, or what we haven't done. His love doesn't depend on what we look like, what our past is, whether we're accepted or rejected by others, whether we live up to the standards the world has set, what we many have done in the past, what we've failed or succeeded in. He love us--you!--so, so much. And we don't have to live up to His standards. It isn't possible. That is why He sent Jesus Christ to earth to live a perfect life, and die for our sins. 

Something that always needs to be worked on, is NOT judging by the outward appearance. We see the world through our eyes. It's a small, extremely incorrect picture of the reality. We may see only a bum on the streets, but God sees a person--a soul. Someone that needs love, and forgiveness, care and restoration just as much as we ever did, although maybe in a different way.

"Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7b NIV)

This is my goal for the coming years. To not only look at the outward appearance, but to see the heart. To look at the world--all the lost and hurting-- and even ourselves in our times of weakness, through God's eyes.

Much love,
Mikailah

6 comments:

  1. Wow Mikailah. What an amazing post. I'm speechless :) This is so true, and we know this; but in the world we live in today we tend to forget it much to fast. It's so nice to have reminders like this post, or someone telling us.

    This came at the perfect time. Maybe it will help me be a light to someone who is feeling in the dark because she's different to everyone else. Thank you so much.
    Much Love,
    Emily <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. This was so beautiful. Seriously, it resonates so well with my heart, I could just hug you. ::HUG:: There, that's better. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, great post Mikailah!! I loved this and needed to hear it. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. this is so beautifully written, and so, so true! thank you for sharing this.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So so so true. A common thing we tend to forget often. Thanks for the reminder. <3 I needed that.

    ReplyDelete
  6. AWWWW thanks for reminding us Mikailah! You are always so sweet and loving!

    ReplyDelete

thanks for commenting, and sharing some love. ♥