Prophetic Dream: Looking at Yourself Through God’s Mirror
God speaks through dreams. This might surprise many people, but God truly does use dreams to speak to us and it is a biblical fact. Not every dream is a prophetic vision, but every once in a while God will send you a dream or a vision that is right on time concerning your situation.
In September, I was facing a major trial that made me feel beside myself with worry and absolutely insignificant. I was truly facing spiritual warfare. I went to sleep one Saturday night feeling defeated. In the early morning hours of Sunday, I awoke to spirit.
Let me explain something here, regular dreams feel like regular dreams, nothing fancy; however, dreams that are actually visions feel like waking experiences. Not all prophetic dreams have this quality, but often they do- at least for me personally. In spirit, I wakened to a place that is important to me, a place that I often communicate with those who have passed on through visions/dreams.
I saw many people I recognized and I realized that I was looking for someone in my spirit, but I had no idea who. Finally, I stumbled across him. The person is a guy I loved with all my heart long ago, but who has passed on since.
My last experience with him didn’t go so well (click here to read about my last dream in 2016) so I honestly intended to pass him by. I could tell he felt my anger and intended to keep walking too. However, something told me I needed to embrace and forgive him.
When I walked up to him, he gave me one of his amazing hugs and that same sweet, slow, and low, “Hey Kristi,” that still gives me butterflies. Off topic, but I swear I never heard my name spoken properly in my entire life until he said it for the first time all those years ago.
We started to talk randomly about general things. I think I expressed to him that I was troubled. He instructed me to sit down and from nowhere he shared with me two very important spiritual messages. I will discuss the other message later, but for the sake of this article we will only discuss his message about mirrors.
At this point in the dream, I am fully aware that his physical body is dead, but he is very much alive in spirit and he has already spoken with God. Therefore, I understand everything he says and does is a clear message from God. He saw my distress and comforted me with a Godly word.
As we spoke, I saw a VERY dirty mirror. He revealed to me that this is how we see ourselves. In a very dirty mirror with a very limited view of who we are. He then revealed that though our view of ourselves and situation is clouded, God sees the clean whole picture of who we truly are.
Though the message was quite brief, it was filling and exactly what I needed to hear. In my life and time, I have looked in everyone’s mirror, but God’s. In society’s mirror I am inadequate. To society, I am not thin enough, pretty enough, rich enough, and I don’t have enough “followers”.
In society’s mirror, I’m not an Instagram model, I have a country accent, I’m terribly scarred, and my entire being resonates imperfection. If I look in my review mirror, I’ve made mistakes, lots and lots of mistakes. However, if I look at God’s mirror, I am only what he says of me:
- – I am redeemed (Isaiah 44:22)
– I am loved (John 3:16)
– I have eternal life (John 3:16)
– I have life in abundance (John 10:10)
– I have a trustworthy covenant with God (2Samuel 7:28)
– I have beauty for ashes, the oil of gladness, and the garment of praise (Isaiah 61)
– I have hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11)
– God has compassion for me. (Psalms 145:9)
– God have promised me good things (2 Samuel 7:28)
– God is with me. (Psalm 46:10)
– I am blessed (Psalms 34:8)
– No good thing does God withhold from me (Psalm 84:11)
– God gives me strength when I am weary (Isaiah 40:29)
– God comforts me (Psalm 23:4)
– God will give me good gifts (Matthew 7:9-11)
– God will give me rest (Matthew 11:28-30)
– I will live even after I die (John 11:25)
– God will give me wisdom if I ask (James 1:5)
– If I pray and believe in faith, God will give to me what I ask of Him (Mark 11: 24)
– God will give me the desires of my heart (Psalm 37: 4)
– God will heal my life and forgive me (2 Chronicles 7:14)
– I am protected (Deuteronomy 33:12)
– I am healthy and my wounds are healed (Jeremiah 30:17)
– I am healed (Isaiah 53:5)
– I have a new heart, a new spirit, and I am clean (Ezekiel 36:25-26)
– I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
The difference between how the world views me and who I am in the mirror of Christ in astounding. Christ’s picture of us is whole, complete and unmarred by our own misconception about ourselves. In God’s mirror we are clean, beautiful, joyful and strong.
God made us and we have the nose, skin, face, teeth, bones, and hair we have because God had a purpose for all of it. He made no mistakes. We are a finished work in Christ and God will withhold no good thing from us. Our image in the mirror is clean, washed by the blood of Jesus.
When I realized this, I felt relief that grows inside of my being every day. I am ENOUGH. I you are ENOUGH. We are ENOUGH.
The only mirror worth looking in is the mirror of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Proof of the True Mirror
What’s most interesting about this conversation was after the dream, I stumbled upon a scripture and a powerful sermon that totally validated my dream and interpretation.
James 1:23-25 states:
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he had looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.
This scripture basically means that if a person not only hears, but also abides by the word of God, then the word of God is their mirror and they are blessed. If a person only hears the word of God and does not apply it in action, it is like looking in the mirror, seeing your own reflection and completely forgetting who you are. This scripture concludes that that the physical is shallow and forgettable, but the truth of who we are is found in the mirror of God which is His written word.
If that wasn’t proof enough, then look below at this Steven Furtick message I stumbled upon which declares, “My Maker is My Mirror”.
Thought to Take Home
Truly our maker is our mirror. We do not need the validation of society when the word of God and his promises define who we are. Our view of who we are is limited, clouded, and blurred by society and our past, but God knows who we are and were created to be. Our maker is our mirror- not social media, influencers but our maker. We are whole, we are clean, we are enough.