Do you resemble one of your parents more than the other or are you a mixture of the two? My son, Sam, looks exactly like my husband. I have pictures of them at the same age and would find it difficult to tell which is which if I didn’t already know. I used to say if you want to know what my son looks like, place my husband on a Xerox machine and hit reduce and out pops Sam. The same could be said of me and my daughter, Laura. While their physical traits seem to run down the gender lines, the other characteristics of our children seem to be a blend of the two of us.
This doesn’t seem to surprise me with my own children; however, when I open my mouth to speak and hear my mother’s voice come out, I’m a little taken back. Our voices are so similar my father couldn’t tell us apart on the phone. We all tend to reflect our parents in one way or another, whether we want to or not.
As Christians, we should reflect our heavenly Father. We were created in His image [Genesis 1:27]. We are being transformed into His likeness and we are to reflect Him in what we do, what we say, and how we carry ourselves, so He is glorified by us [2 Corinthians 3:18].
Take a good look at yourself today. Are you a reflection of your heavenly Father? Do you bring honor and glory to His name? If you answered “No” to either of these questions, take some time to talk with Him about it. Ask the Father what, if anything, needs to be different. You don’t have to make the changes on your own. Philippians 1:6 tells us that “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.” You simply have to be willing. Will you place yourself in His hands and allow Him to shape and mold you like clay? [Isaiah 64:8] The Potter is waiting patiently and He is willing. Are you?