Ephesians 2: 7-8 So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
If we like what we see in the mirror, we feel a bit more worthy of His Love. When things are going smoothly and our performance seems adequate, we find it easier to believe we are His beloved children. When we feel discouraged, we tend to look inward so that we can correct whatever is wrong. Instead of trying to “fix” ourselves, we should fix our gaze on Jesus, the Love of our souls.
Rather than using up our energy to judge ourselves, we should redirect it to praising Him instead. Remember that He sees us clothed in His righteousness, and radiant in His perfect love.