Seek Your Refection
Brian C. Collins
“Many of us refuse to grow where we are put, consequently we take root nowhere.” (Oswald Chambers)
It’s hard sometimes to look at your reflection in the mirror because all too often we don’t like what we see. The same goes for our spiritual reflection. We will never be satisfied with what we see no matter how much we grow in Christ. The closer we come to Christ, the more we see our filthiness, the more we see a need for improvement.
At times I avoid looking in the mirror because I don’t want to see my flaws; so I just ignore the mirror and go on my way. The problem with this is there might be some major issues with my hair, face, or outfit. All too often we Christians just don’t look into our spiritual refection for the same reason, we don’t want to see our flaws.
Any who know me know I have many flaws, physically and spiritually. After reading my devotional today, it was clear to me one flaw I have overlooked or perhaps ignored. The flaw of refusing to grow where I’m at. The above quote from Bro. Chambers really spoke to me. It revealed to me to Consider the Lilies of the field, how they grow, they grow where they are.
Let’s not ignore our spiritual reflection. How, you may ask, do I gaze into my spiritual reflection? Well, unfortunately, my answer is always going to be the same as to many other spiritual questions. Through a close relationship with Christ. Lot’s and lot’s of prayer and much more Bible study.
While it might be easy to tell you the solution, even I admit its not an easy endeavor to consistently, routinely, and devotedly come before Christ every single day. There’s always something you’d rather do. Sleep in instead of getting up for devotions, do a chore, watch TV. Anything else.
Most times we just get pieces of understanding through hours of seeking but seek we must. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”