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Girl in the mirror

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I’m going to make a change for once in my life. It's going to feel real good, I'm going to make a difference, I'm going to make it right. As I turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat, this wind is blowing my mind. I see the kids in the street with not enough to eat. Who am I to be blind pretending not to see their needs? A summer's disregard, a broken bottle top, and one man's soul. They follow each other on the wind you know, because they got nowhere to go. That's why I want you to know, I'm starting with the man in the mirror. I'm asking him to change his ways and no message could have been any clearer. If you want you make the world a better place take a look at yourself and then make a change.

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love. It's time that I realize that there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan, could it be really me pretending that they're not alone? A widow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart, and a washed-out dream. They follow the pattern of the wind you see, because they got no place to be. That's why I'm starting with me. I'm starting with the man in the mirror. I'm asking him to change his ways. And no message could have been any clearer. If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change. I'm starting with the man in the mirror. I'm asking him to change his ways. You have to get it right while you've got the time, because when you close your heart, then you close your mind. I'm starting with the man in the mirror. I'm going to make a change. It's going to feel real good. Just lift yourself. You got to start with yourself. I’m going to make that change today. You got to move. You got to stand up, stand up, stand up, and lift yourself. You know it. You know it. Your know it. Make that change.

Those are the lyrics to Michael Jackson's song, Man in the Mirror. And those lyrics along with 2 Corinthians 5:17 are such a reminder and a conviction to me today, that I am indeed a new creation who has much work to do in my life. And I am starting with myself -- with the girl in the mirror, to make things right -- yes, to make things the way the Lord would have me to make them. I'm starting with the girl in the mirror. I'm starting to change my ways. I'm starting with the girl in the mirror. I'm making the world a better place. Today. 
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