I preview more homes than I can count. A person’s home reveals so much about them. A glimpse of their personality by the way their home is decorated, lived in and loved. I also discover more about my prospective buyers as I show them property. There’s always interesting conversations.
While showing a home to a client, we entered a room with a huge mirror. My client looked at me and said, “I hate mirrors.” I responded by sharing about one of my talks titled, Mirror, Mirror, which teaches about our true identity. The conversation was just seconds before she went into the next room. That’s not what I meant to say. I wanted to ask, “Why? Why do you hate mirrors?” But I knew her answer—we don’t like what we see in ourselves. I wanted to say, “You are beautiful.” But my window of time was short and I don’t know her that well (that’s never stopped me before). So, I missed an opportunity to encourage her.
Last year at a women’s retreat, one of the speakers shared a blog titled, Mirror Theory And True Identity, by Abby Norman.
Abby says, “I have this theory that the mirrors to our hearts, our souls, our real true selves, are morphed like fun-house mirrors. I have this theory that this has something to do with the fall. That one day, on the other side, when all is restored, it will be easy to see ourselves as God designed us, as we really truly are. It will be just as easy as looking at the things right in front of our face. But right now, our mirrors are warped.”
So, beautiful woman out there, I want you to know that you have every right not to like mirrors. All of our mirrors are warped. They lie to us and don’t hold the real truth about who we are.
The truth is, you are beautiful. You just can’t see it from your distorted mirror.