Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
by Stephanie Shott
September 08th, 2016

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you really know who you are? 

Perhaps you have been walking through life with your head down and your tail tucked because you’re carrying guilt and shame from your past. Guilt and shame from things you have done. Guilt and shame from what others have done to you.

You’re condemning yourself and you’re allowing the enemy of your soul and the wicked whispers of others to condemn you. 

And the lens your children learn to see themselves through will most likely be the lens you look through when you see yourself.

Maybe you think that when others talk about you, that they are saying… 

Oh her? She’s the girl that was put in jail! 

She’s the girl that had an abortion! 

She’s the girl that was addicted to drugs or alcohol! 

She’s the girl that had an affair! 

She’s the girl that got pregnant when she was 15! 

She’s the girl that was put in a mental ward because she had an emotional breakdown! 

SHE’S THE GIRL THAT… (you fill in the blank)

But I’m here to tell you, sweet sisters, that you if you are IN CHRIST, you ARE FORGIVEN! There is NO CONDEMNATION! You have been SET FREE! You are no longer held captive to who you were and the sin that placed shackles on your heart!

No longer is your life about who you are, but now it’s about WHOSE YOU ARE.

JESUS breaks the CHAINS of sin, of guilt, of shame, of inadequacy, of fear, of failure, of dependency, of bitterness, of jealousy, of addictions, of insecurities, of everything that has held you captive.

Your children need to learn to deal with their own failures and flaws. They need to learn how to filter what others say and what their own hearts say about them through the Word of God.

You, sweet mom, have the power to teach them how to believe what God says about them and live in victory – or believe the lies that will hold them hostage and prevent them from becoming all God created them to be.

So, what do you see when you look in the mirror? A daughter of the king or a wounded  woman who feels unloveable, unworthy, inadequate and invisible?

Does what you see in the mirror, really reflect the reality of who you are in Christ?

Shouldn’t it?!

So, What do YOU see when you look in the mirror?

This originally appeared here and is shared with the author's permission.

Stephanie Shott is founder of The M.O.M. Initiative, a ministry that helps churches impact their communities and this culture for Christ through the power of mentoring moms. She is an author and a popular speaker who is called upon by media outlets to share her story of abuse, brokenness, and redemption. 

More of Stephanie Shott: http://www.themominitiative.com