Ditching the Mirror

lucy1 Samuel 16:7  says, “…The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 

Although the Lord designed our bodies, there is so much more to us than our physical appearances!  Our reflection only tells part of the story– what you see in the mirror can’t define who you are as a person, or calculate your worth. 

I ‘m assuming that all of us want to have a confidence that glows from the inside out. We want a confidence that lasts, despite the imperfections in our appearance. We want to walk around knowing that we are valuable and worth getting to know, just by being ourselves…(which leads us to ask God, “Just who is my true self?”)

Which is why I’d like to challenge you to consider ditching the mirror for a specified period of time! Here’s the scoop on this challenge, which was  inspired by Kjerstin Gruys year without a mirror journey.


Challenge yourself to go without looking into a mirror (or window or phone or any other reflective surface) for a specific period of time. It can be one day, one week, one month–just set your goal and go for it! Tip: Try temporarily covering up any mirrors in your house that are too big to avoid.


As mentioned, the mirror only tells part of the story. The purpose of this challenge, is to help you look past the mirrors and see the other side of the story.Going a week without mirrors can help you to search beyond your physical appearance, and learn more about who you are in the Lord. It’s a wonderful tool to  help find confidence, not in good hair days or  new mascara–but in Jesus Christ.

Sure, you can probably learn just as much with a mirror, but, here’s another thought: It’s hard to feel totally self-conscious about a pimple (or whatever physical “flaw” you may have), if you don’t know it’s there, right?

There is nothing wrong with mirrors or wanting to look fabulous. Hey–I wear makeup! I do my hair and like to wear pretty clothes! I dislike pimples as much as the next girl! But there is so much more to us. We have been made in the image of God (Psalm 139), and He has called us to be radiant from the inside out.

Check out this link to read more about my journey on the Ditching the Mirror challenge:


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