2 Corinthians 7:10
‘Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.’- NIV
‘For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.’ – NLT
‘For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.’ – ESV
The mirror plays a cruel trick. I see the hologram of me-
church go-er, hard worker, seeker of Truth,
put-together, Daughter of the Faithful One
Each hair right where it should be. To those who see her, this vapor of me, they see the puppet of who I want to be. Each step calculated, planned, analyzed. They see the me I present.
Not the true me.
I know the mirror lies.
I know the real me screams and kicks and paces- tears streaming down my blushed cheeks.
I know the real me struggles and wishes and looks around wondering where I am and how I got there. The mirror lies. The puppet me disguises the me I rarely let out. The mirror manipulates the reflection.
No, I, the real me, manipulate it.
Gut my puppet and restore it with the real me. Let my struggles and weaknesses be reflected in Your perfect mirror. Let my words desires wishes being align with who You want me to be. Evict fear from my rebuilt soul so my actions become wholly congruent with my faith. Take my mangled, self-made vapor and recreate it in Your image so the mirror may truly reflect me.