Sitting in front of the mirror is one of the easiest places to be critical of God. She looks at her reflection and somehow thinks she could have done better, were she the artist. Whether she would verbalize these thoughts or not, whether she would even admit to thinking them to herself, this is what criticizing one's appearance is.
Her perspective must change. Rather than becoming vain and praising herself for the reflection she sees, rather than condemning it and spewing out her disgust, she must remember that God created her exactly how she is, for a purpose. She has no reason to become vain, for she did not design her features, and she has no reason to dislike her appearance, for the King of the Universe, her Savior, designed every hair on her head, every freckle across her nose.
Mirrors ought not be attention thieves. Mirrors ought not be critical judges or cruel reminders. Rather, they ought to point us to the King, the Painter of the masterpieces that each of us are.
Over and out,