Only those who have made it a habit to look continually at God are the people who will never be ashamed because according to His word, ‘they looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.’ – Psalm 34:5
It is time for you to look beyond the connections that you have and you must realize that the connections you are looking up to are also looking up to some connections. Some people may not even have the intention to let you down or give you a last minute disappointment but they just must come to terms with the fact that they are not God and they do not have the final say on any situation.
Our absolute trust must be in God and when that has been done, then we have the guarantee that we will not be put to shame. I like the fact that the verse of scripture under review says they looked unto Him (first action), and were lightened (first reward for looking) and their faces were not ashamed (second reward). They only had to do one thing but they got two great rewards for one action. In any situation it is God, and not powder or any facial substance, that makes your face shine such that people see you and they say you look good but can’t really explain what it is that makes the difference.
That’s why His word also says, ‘looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of our fate.’ The only condition for shining and for glowing without any human input in our lives is to look unto Jesus and to look into His word from time to time.
When you see a man who has seen and has heard the word of God and now lives by the word, you will always be able to point him out from the crowd because he will never look like the others. That will be the proof of the scripture that says you are in this world but are not of this word. I can practically tell you that the word of God in your life can make your face shine so much that people begin to wonder why you are different. You can walk into a place and everybody in that place admits that you are different but they can’t really give tangible explanations for why you are different.
I have been a partaker of this amazing blessing at different times in my life where unbelievers look at me and admit that I stand out. One day, a colleague of mine in the university walked up to me and said, ‘I know you are going to be rich. What you will do I don’t know but I am so sure you will be rich.’ It’s only the glory of God upon your life from the word of God consequent upon the fact that you look up to Him that can make your face shine and you will not be ashamed.
Trust His word more than the word of any man and your face will be lightened and you will never be ashamed in your life!