Have you ever heard the phrase, “Set your face like flint?” (Isaiah 50:7)
One day, I was working on my computer and I heard the Lord tell me: “Set your face like flint”. He had told me the same thing many years ago when I was going through a personal trial. So, why is He telling me this again? It is because I am getting ready for a big change. The Lord has been preparing me for such a time as this, and I have to be strong.
Setting your face like flint refers to determination. When I am determined, I refuse to give up. I have a dream and I have to overcome obstacles because I want to see my dream fulfilled.
I need to be diligent. The key is being diligent on a consistent basis and doing what I know I need to do over and over for a long time if necessary. If I won’t quit, I won’t stop. The Bible says the diligent man will rule and he will be rich. Proverbs 12:24
I will have to be willing to grow up spiritually, but I should also be determined not to give up during the maturing process. The Bible tells me that when I am taught and corrected by God I should keep a good attitude and not give up. He must prepare me for the plan, and He will lead me as long as I keep my eyes on Him. Hebrews 12:1-29
What I do and how I respond to a crisis in life will make all the difference. The story of Joseph is about someone who had a dream that he thought was shattered. Later he discovered that the very circumstances he thought were stealing his dream were leading him to it.
I have to remember what God has called me to do, not what He has called someone else to do. If I do what I am meant to do, I will be doing something that I enjoy and that really fits me. To set your face like flint means to regard difficulties as worthwhile when I consider what they will lead me to. Amen!
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”