The Mirror of Freedom

My dearly loved brothers, understand this: everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for man’s anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil excess, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.

But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror; for he looks at himself, goes away, and right away forgets what kind of man he was. But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts — this person will be blessed in what he does.
(James 1:19-25 Holman Christian Standard Bible® ©)

The words that the Spirit speaks to you – both those in Scripture and those He speaks to your heart – can be mirrors to you, helping you see yourself as He sees you. He loves to show us the earth, our neighbors, and our own hearts from the perspective that He has of those things.

That perspective is the view of truth. It is the place you want to be able to see your life from, so that you can change into who He sees you to be in Him.