Eeyore, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream, and looked at himself in the water.I have always loved Winnie the Pooh. The characters are so facsinating. It is said that each of us can usually identify with at least one of the characters. Growing up I loved Eeyore, I WAS Eeyore!
"Pathetic," he said. "That's what it is. Pathetic."
He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards, splashed across it, and walked slowly back on the other side. Then he looked at himself in the water again.
"As I thought," he said. "No better from this side. But nobody minds. Nobody cares. Pathetic, that's what it is."Winnie the Pooh
I came across this quote yesterday from Eeyore and thought "yep that was me". It was me, but no longer.
So what has changed?
Oh I'm still a melancholy Eeyore, but I've learned something that Eeyore hasn't. I've learned Truth. I would look at myself in the mirror and think "you're pathetic, fat, ugly, you are just plain stupid no wonder no one likes you." Sounds harsh doesn't it, but if we are really honest with ourselves don't we often have self talk that goes along those same lines?
Well no more Eeyore for me!
I now know and understand the freedom Truth brings. God's word is Truth, ABSOLUTE Truth. Therefore the words written in God's Word are truth for me to believe, understand, apply and walk in.
I am His child and deeply loved.
So how does God see me? I am His beloved daughter...a princess. I am His bride, whom He is making ready for the Bridgroom. I am pure and holy. I am beautiful!
So while I can still have an "Eeyore" kind of day there is one thing I'm learning that Eeyore hasn't. I'm learning to see myself as beautiful from the inside out. I'm learning to see myself through the eyes of Christ. How He sees me is TRUTH, anything else is a lie.
"Without Christ every woman has intense insecurities. Unless we find our identity in Christ, Christian women are just as prone to insecurities about their appearances as unbelievers"Beth Moore.
My king is enthralled by my beauty! (Ps 45) Does that seem hard to believe? To Him you are beloved, and He loves you with an everlasting love. (Jer 31:3)
Beth Moore also writes "...let your mirror image be the face of Christ. To Him, the most beautiful woman on earth is the bride who steadily makes herself ready for her Groom. Your bridal portrait is being painted one day at a time. When it is complete, it will be a breathtaking masterpiece."
Next time you look into the mirror speak the truth of who you ARE in God's eyes. Behold your beauty through the eyes of your bride groom.