“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.”
For a society that spends so much time gazing at our reflections, we often walk away from the mirror and instantly forget who we are. People have lost a sense of identity and try to find it in all the wrong places! I think this is one of the reasons that modern-day Christians are so unappealing to non-believers. We’ve been sucked into this identity crisis, and we try to look like other people instead of looking like Jesus! We are image-bearers of God, not image-bearers of the trendiest influencers. When we forget our identity, we start to look to ourselves, which never leads to righteousness.
"DON'T LOOK TO THE LEFT OR TO THE RIGHT TO SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING, LOOK UP AND ASK GOD WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO."
LORD, you are my creator. Thank you for crafting me with a unique purpose. Please forgive me for trying to do good rather than naturally bearing the fruit of your Spirit. Please help me to come to you to remind me of who I am. Please guide me to do your will when I hear your word.