Selfies Are Snapshots in Time

I could take a hundred selfies, but the truth is I don’t think I’ll ever see what God sees.

There is no filter to see my potential.

There is no angle that shows I’m forgiven.

All a selfie shows me is who I am in this moment, and honestly I tend to look at my “flaws” before my features.

This is just a snapshot and a moment in time. It doesn’t define me and although people may pass judgment based on who I am in this moment, it won’t be me tomorrow because I am constantly changing, being sculpted by the Lord.

Every day I am guilty of doing the same to others. I take a snapshot interaction and I label people. I don’t expect change, in fact I expect consistency.

Whether it comes to physical appearance or attitude I expect people to look and act the same way. It’s just an easier, less complicated way to live.

Once a liar, always a…..
Once a cheater, always a….
Once a flake, always a….
Once an addict, always an….


God stepped in and changed a lineage, broke a cycle, and forever alters the lens on the selfie.

If only we could learn to accept change in others. If only we could choose to believe in ourselves and others, in the idea that we are so much more than a snapshot in time.

“You took off your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires; you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds; you put on the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.”
Ephesians 4:22‭-‬24 HCSB

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