A turn of phrase which means in simple terms focus (or determination) and to let your countenance reflect your sheer determination.
All too often we show our frustration and disappointment outwardly because it’s all we are thinking about. We can be consumed by our circumstances. When we can be focused and let those other things go, we know that there is hope!
When we are determined to do a thing of purpose, whether it’s a calling on your life or something you just feel compelled to do – we need to set our feet on solid ground. Have faith in God that this will work out. When we set our face like flint and our countenance reflects it, it’s like we are taking on by faith that this thing is happening for us.
Praise can often deflect any attacks/oppression of the enemy. So can your face expression, disposition, body language, actions and efforts toward the thing. This reminds you of your resolve to carry it out. Remember, sometimes your flesh is the enemy of your destiny too!
I was reminded of this saying today, “set your face like flint” and I know I needed it in this season I’m in and I just know there is someone else out there who needs to be reminded as well.
Set your face, your gaze, your determination toward God that all things are working out in your favor. What you are setting out to accomplish will come to pass. If God be for you, who can be against you?
I love this verse about our countenance, be radiant:
“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”
Psalms 34:5 NIV