The Man in the Mirror

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

The Lord laid this exercise on my heart last year. I have performed it many times since with various men's groups. The principals in this exercise can be used for men and women. The only way this devotion will be a blessing to you is if you're honest. A lack of honesty will result in a total waste of time. Lets begin.

What is the last thing we do before we leave the house? We look in the mirror to make sure we look presentable. What is the last thing we do before we get out of the vehicle? We look in the mirror. What is the last thing we do before leaving the bathroom? We look in the mirror. Have you ever looked in the mirror and examined what you really saw? The person, the man, the woman, the character, the heart. What do you see? Before you answer the following questions, spend at least 60 seconds looking into a mirror with no other noise. Just you and the person that you see in the mirror. Really study what you're looking at.


Who do you see?

Do you like what you see?

Is he/she hiding something?

Is he/she trustworthy?

Is he/she Christ-like?

Do you have confidence in him/her?

Is he/she dependable?

Is he/she happy?


The man in the mirror is you. To change that man, you must come to grips with who you are.

“We judge others by their actions, but we judge ourselves by our intentions”

There is no truer quote when it comes to men and women. We spend our entire lives looking with our two eyes at everyone else’s issues but never take the time to use those same eyes to find our own problems.

Did you see somebody with dark secrets? Did you see somebody who has broken promise after promise? It’s time we take a long hard look in the mirror and start with who we really are. Although David committed an awful sinful act, when confronted by Nathan the Prophet, David looked in the mirror and took ownership of who he was. I hope this exercise has helped you to look internally and fix what has been found.


-Andrew Bellah



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