I look, but I don’t see.

Seeing is a gift You possess.

What I see is my reality.

What You see is far beyond

what I can comprehend.


In my deep gashes, gaping wounds

You see only potential, experiences

to take me far beyond today

to a future beyond my wildest dreams

in Your infinite reality.


In the mirror I see a gnarled witch,

but You see a beautiful princess.

I see a shy kitten,

but You see a roaring lion

and I am undone by You.


I have nothing. I am nothing.

Submitted to You, though,

my nothing becomes Your everything.

I give You my fragile frailties

and You mold them into godly courage.


My mirror is polished and clean,

but still I do not see what You see.

Far beyond my sight is You

and You make all the difference in me.

In You, I matter. In You, I am.


Please Lord, take what I see

and make what You see.

Mold me into Your image,

What You purposed before I was

so others see not me, but You.


I want to comprehend

the potential in others and in me.

Open my blind eyes to experience

a glimpse of Your eternal reality.

Lord, let me see.


“What do you want Me to do for you?” Jesus asked.

“My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”

And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.1

When we trust in Him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go.2

For now in this time of imperfection we see in a mirror dimly a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma, but then when the time of perfection comes we will see reality face to face. Now I know in part just in fragments, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known by God.3

For we are His workmanship, His own master work, a work of art, created in Christ Jesus reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used for good works, which God prepared for us beforehand taking paths which He set, so that we would walk in them living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us.4

Where there is no vision, the people perish.5


Do you have a vision of yourself at a smaller size? It was hard to see myself as anything other than what I was when I began my weight loss journey.  However, I knew God had a different vision of me and He would help me get to that place—spiritually, emotionally and physically. Get a new vision of yourself for 2016 at Sweet Change Weight Loss Coaching Group. New group starting now. Go HERE.

1 Mark 10:51-52 NLT

2 Ephesians 3:12 MSG

3 1 Corinthians 13:12 AMP

4 Ephesians 2:10 AMP

5 Proverbs 29:18 KJV



Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. Her other books include: "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP one-on-one coaching program, both available under the weight loss tab. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking tab on her website. Also check out her blog and Sweet Grace for Your Journey podcast under the tabs by those names.