Pull Your ‘Selfie’ Together

Gilson LacerdaOctober/November 2023 WOFLeave a Comment


WE LIVE IN A selfie-driven world. Millions of selfies are taken every year in the United States. On top of that, people spend millions of hours fixing, editing, and filtering their selfies to make themselves look different than they actually do.

The average person is constantly working on their “selfie.” Americans spend billions of dollars each year on apparel, tattoos, beauty services, surgical and non-surgical procedures, and coffee and energy drinks. These are just a few ways people are spending their time, energy, and money to work on their “selfie”—their presentation.

When I look at the Christian community, I can’t help but wonder if our “selfie” is lining up with where we should be because I see many Christians living in fear. Many of them are confused about their calling. They don’t know their purpose for being alive.

From the pew to the pulpit, Christians of all ages are dealing with depression, anxiety, and discouragement. Many seem to be weary while on their journey. It causes me to think, “Where are we at? What should we do? What can we do?” The answer is, we have to pull our “selfies” together.

For Christians, pulling ourselves together doesn’t mean getting rid of wrinkles or gray hair. God has given us the tools we need to present ourselves in the image of who He created us to be. And it starts by looking in the correct mirror.

In the selfie world, people are always seeking recognition. They fix themselves and become preoccupied with what others think of them. But Christians shouldn’t look to the world for feedback. The world is not our mirror.

“The only safe and accurate mirror is God’s Word.”

Joe Duninck

Neither are any of these:

  • Parents
  • Spouse
  • Kids
  • Boss
  • Employees
  • Pastor
  • Personality profile
  • Love language
  • Past difficulties and failures
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Gender, age, or physical attributes

Some of those things can help us learn about ourselves. BUT THE ONLY SAFE AND ACCURATE MIRROR IS GOD’S WORD. The Word of God overrides all mirrors of the selfie world.

Mirrors Reveal the Truth

Through the mirror of the Word, we can know who we are, what we can have, what God has called us to do, and how we can have the power to do that. Our mirror is God-breathed, and it’s useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that we may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (See 2 Tim. 3:16–17 NIV.)


Adjust Your Selfie

We must make the Word our only mirror—our selfie-taker for life. How do we do that? By faith. Galatians 2:20 says, “We have been crucified with Christ. The life we now live in the body, we live by faith in the Son of God.”

The Lord has empowered us to walk out the life of faith. The Revealer helps us adjust our selfie when we look into the mirror of the Word and do what it says. As we do, before we know it, we’ll find ourselves in God’s will—overcoming obstacles and walking in the Promised Land.

As you adjust your selfie, remember three simple things:

  1. God saved you because He wanted to. You are a valuable and precious treasure to Him.
  2. If you’re still breathing, there’s a reason for you to be alive. God has a purpose for your life.
  3. Whatever God calls you to do, He empowers and equips you for. You don’t have to do it alone.

If you’re feeling weary and discouraged on the journey, it’s time to find your selfie. You won’t find it using the world’s systems. Sheer willpower isn’t enough. Let the Revealer speak to you as you look in the mirror of the Word. You have a purpose. So pull your selfie together.

[Editor’s Note: Joe Duininck is an instructor at Rhema USA.]



Joe Duninck

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