As water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the person. (Proverbs 27:19)
When we see our reflection in a mirror or in the stillness of water, we see the adjustments that need to be made to our appearance. Some necessary adjustments are missed because we don’t look closely, can’t quite get the right angle, or things are just completely out of view. At this point, we need help to know the problem.
Just as the reflection in the water shows our face, our heart reflects the person. This is also true — the person reflects the heart. The problem with the person always begins in the heart. If we are honest, we know there are things that are hard to see in this “mirror.” While you may say your “heart”belongs to Jesus, if your actions, words, and thoughts reflect something different, then there is a disconnect. This is where we need help.
What if you asked the people closest to you this question: “What is it like to be on the other side of me?” This may create an awkward and painful moment, but it could bring to light a much needed view of your heart and provide an opportunity for spiritual growth you haven’t experienced in years.