Mirrors are usually helpful to us. I ran into one today that wasn’t particularly good to me. The reason was because… I ran into it, literally!
To try to explain, a rather large vehicle was parked beside mine. As I tried to move between my car and the aforemetioned truck, I hit the truck’s mirror with my face. This was not exactly a pleasant experience with a mirror.
Normally, mirrors are great for seeing things a bit more clearly. On vehicles, they are designed to see behind us or to the side of us. But, even the best mirrors have blind spots or places that are not visible.
Even when we look in a bathroom mirror, we can only see so much. We can improve the visibility by adding a hand mirror in which we see behind us. But, even with best of angles, we can still miss something.
Add to that, the real possibility that what we see is truly limited by our own imperfect eyes We have a stunted perspective. Plus, we really only see what we want to see.
Mirrors can only give us a reflection of reality. They will never perfectly give us the full picture. Blind spots are inevitable.
That is not just the case with mirrors. It is actually the essence of life itself. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13, “We see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God knows me completely. ”
The only way to see our lives with perfect clarity is through God’s perspective. We can never be sure of what we are looking at without His help, his viewpoint.
I am learning to allow God to give me a deeper view of myself. He is helping me remove the blind spots.