The memory verse we learned last week in all five of my classes was James 1:22-24:
"Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.''
When I look in the mirror I see an insecure girl who is told she is pretty, but never believes it. I see a girl who would like to be a singer when she grows up, but doesn’t think she is good enough. I see a girl who would like to move to California to achieve her dreams, but she realizes she should finish high school first. I see a girl who gets jealous very easily. I see a girl who has an extreme passion for animals, loves to sing and dance, and loves the color red. I see a lonely girl with no siblings so she spends a lot of time talking on the phone with her friends. That is the girl I see in the mirror.
When I look in the mirror, I see someone who pretends to be happy for the sake of others. When I look in the mirror, I see a boy who walks places and forgets why he went there. I see a boy who can’t remember to do anything. I see somebody who is afraid of losing the people he loves.
looking in the mirror, I see a girl who has been blessed by the Lord but does not really know. I see a girl who will get up one day and change the world when God’s time comes. I see a girl who is trying to fight the things that fight her. I see a girl who is insecure and trying to fight her way through that. I see a girl who the Lord loves and is shining His light down on her. I see a girl who is still in search but will soon find her way. I see a girl who loves her family and other loved ones and a girl who doubts a lot but needs to know that God is in control. I see a girl who loves the Almighty God.
When I look in the mirror, I see a child. I see a child who runs from what is hard. I see a child who blinds himself to the needs of others. I see a child who is afraid. When I look in the mirror, I see a man. I see a man unafraid of manual labor. I see a man who is open minded. When I look in the mirror, I see me.
When I look in the mirror, I see a happy girl. I see a girl who is blessed with many opportunities to success in life. I see a strong willed who is going after those opportunities. I see someone willing to risk everything to be with God in Heaven. But when I look at myself, I see that most of these things are what I hope to be, but yet don’t know where to start. When I truly look at myself, I see someone who gives a smile to hide a million tears. I see someone who has doubts about the future. I see someone who fears for what is about to happen, yet acts like she has everything under control. I see someone who believes in God, but her faith is shaken everyday with trials life has to offer. Lastly I see someone who is hesitant and scared to leave my life and everyone and go to Heaven.