“Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye (your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness.”
When you are in a completely dark room, one match can greatly enhance the atmosphere of that room in an instant. What is really amazing is the fact that you see things even more closely because you’re straining to see clearly.
When light is shone on something, you notice imperfections, and you start seeing things that you would like to change. They say that hindsight is 20/20. Looking back at ourselves can give us opportunities to make adjustments to push us to new heights. When we look in the mirror, not only should we see ourselves, but also we should have a vision for the way that God sees our lives. His Word tells us that He sees you as a new creation. He sees you whole. He sees you victorious, and He sees you as being righteous!
What is truly tragic is that many people cannot look in the mirror with the truth of the Word as their reflection. When they look in the mirror, they only see someone who, in their eyes, is unloved, not liked, incompetent, unworthy, has no sense of belongingness, is inadequate, and the list can go on and on.
Many Christians live with those feelings each and every day. They have heard the truth, but they doubt. In their eyes they cannot help the way that they feel. In the darkness of their lives, they focus on their imperfections as a crutch for their self-pity instead of letting the light of the Word change them.
Jesus died so that we can feel competent, walk worthy, and have a true sense of belongingness in life. We are joint heirs with Christ! His blood was shed so that we could live and walk free from the bondages of sin and oppression.
We cannot continue to doubt in our own self-created darkness when we know the truth of the Word, which is our light! Romans 12:2 tells us to RENEW our minds. We should not be shaped by the world’s influence, but instead, by our leaning on the Word of God and our new way of thinking.
We can stay in the dark and cry, or we can dance with joy in the light. Luke 11:34 says, “Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye (your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness.”
When we look back to our old self and our old ways we lose our soundness and our ability to fulfill our days in His victory. We allow the old man to creep in, and we put ourselves back in the dark room when we know good and well what’s been done for us so that we can see clearly and walk victoriously.
You will do what you really want to do. You will live the way you really want to live. When it comes to walking in the true light of the Word of God, we tend to pick and choose what we will believe and walk in. I choose to believe the good Word of God. Sometimes it might not be comfortable to your flesh when you look in that mirror, but you know that you need to change so that you will quit doubting in darkness what you know in the light!
Prayer: Lord, help me to realize the truth of Your Word so that it is a reality to my personal self-image. Thank You for helping me to walk in Your light, the light and knowledge of Your Word each and every day of my life. Thank you. Amen.