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Why You Can't Trust What You See in the Mirror

Some time ago I took on a video project. I was told to make sure that I used a select group as they were, how you say, easy on the eyes (a.k.a. "No Uggos")

It made me think. You really don't see many ugly people delivering the news. You don't see ugly people on the cover of Seventeen magazine. It seems the spotlight is reserved for the "Beautiful People". Now, I could take the "We're all beautiful" approach but I think that kinda goes without saying.

Over the last few days I've been chewing on this one verse in 1 Samuel

But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the lord looks at the heart."

David would not have been in Samuel's video if it were up to Samuel. The fact is that, as humans, we judge appearance. But humans don't get to choose our calling. Humans aren't the ones who place us in front of kings. Humans can't appoint us to what God has ordained.

When you, in humble obedience, submit yourself to God it doesn't matter how skilled you are or what you look like. God can take a little and make it much. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

What dream has God given you that you've doubted because of what you see in the mirror?

Published on by Roger Coles.