Our identity or self-image is a bit like looking in a mirror. We see our reflection and make judgments about ourselves. However, the "mirror" we use tends to be the world around us: how do I compare with others and what do they think of me?
But there is another mirror we can use—the mirror we should use. James 1:23-24 tells us that the Bible, God's word, is like a mirror. We look into it and see what we are really like. Here is a description, not from culture, but from God. The world tells us that we need a good self-image. The Bible says that we need a right self-image.
With a pastor's heart, Graham Beynon, minister at Avenue Community Church in Leicester, helps us realign our thinking.