Reflections and Reality,
When we look at this picture, we see reflections and the reality, both looking the same, although one is a bit fuzzy and the other much clearer. However, the thing is they do not serve the same purpose. One the reality, is a place that can be lived in, it can have a home made in it and it will keep the inhabitants dry. The other, the reflection is just that, a distorted version of the reality and step into it and you will sink into the water, you will be soaked from head to toe and will not be able to see even where the reflection ends and the ocean begins, or is it all the ocean? Sometimes life can be a bit like that, we get so caught up in a false version of the reality, or a poor reflection of it that someone else shows us through their words and then we get sucked into the never-ending search to make our home in a place that we were never meant to live. Water is home for a fish, not for us. So it is time to stop focusing on the reflection and live in the reality and make your home in the place of safety, where you can let go of the words that others have said over you and listen to the truth of the one who made you. The reality is, you are loved, special and beautifully made. You have a future, no matter your past.
mage credit: Ros Willis. Used with Permission © prohibited.
Indi Leigh is a qualified and registered Christian Counsellor, with a passion to see people realise there is HOPE, that everyone is special, unique and important.