I’ve heard it said I wish you could see you with my eyes.
Would it be safe for me to see me with your eyes? If I see me with the eyes of one who approves me perhaps I will see me too favorably. If I see me with the eyes of one who has aught against me for sure I will critique myself with a heavy dash of inferiority or worse.
Is it possible to see ourselves honestly? Perhaps not perfectly honest this side of the grave, but close enough to make us safe, I think.
Life’s hard, folks. But I will not stop with only that truth.
Here’s the redeeming life truth: Even when life is hard and bitter and unfair; GOD is still good. And He is always good in all ways.
17 Adonai is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds. source Psalm 145.
This is my great eye (I) adjustment. A life verse, if you will. And when I remember to critique happenings with it, it works really well. But there’s more to life than happenings, there are PEOPLE. And I’m one of those people. So it’s pretty important how I see (critique) people.
This I know. If I see me as a victim of the thoughts and deeds of others, I’m sunk! I will critique myself in all manner of non healthy ways and with that, I will respond to others accordingly. This is unacceptable. It’s also non-authentic I am learning. Authentic being my word this year.
Where can I safely go to get a right appraisal of me?
6 We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind. source Isaiah 64
On the face of it, that does not look like good news; but I’m good with admitting it, have been since one historic day. Filthy rag me died and a new me was born. A reversal of Eden we could say. (See Genesis 2 and 3)
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. source
Made the righteousness of God in Him. That’s as good as it gets, Folks! And if it’s good enough for God, and it is, it better be good enough for me! And it is. (Notwithstanding the needed practice.)
There are more confirming, encouraging, enlightening passages that confirm who we are in CHRIST JESUS. You may read them HERE.
Am I in CHRIST? That is the all important question.
At the top of the page we said: I’ve heard it said I wish you could see you with my eyes.
I don’t see ABBA wishing, but I see Him desiring me to see me as He sees me. That would solve a lot of problems, wouldn’t it?
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.