As God’s people, we’re engaged in a duty of presentation. Paul said in Colossians 1:28, “…that we may present every man perfect in Christ.” You are the product of God’s perfect sacrifice and how you present yourself to the world matters. Jesus is no longer on the cross with a disfigured face. So recognize that since you’re saved, you carry the presence of a glorified, victorious Jesus, not the presence of frustration and sadness.
Unfortunately, some Christians love to carry a long face. They could carry it on for weeks, enjoying the attention of friends who keep enquiring from them if everything is alright.
It amazes me how anyone could go on for prolonged periods with a sad face day after day, week after week, looking normally only occasionally. The truth about a consistently long face or gloomy countenance is that it quenches the spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19). Heaviness is a spirit and you have to command it out of your life and your home! That look that carries the presence of sadness cannot release joy, happiness, meekness and calmness; that’s why it has to leave you. The presence you carry around you speaks louder than what you wear; it tells the condition of your spirit.
The life of a believer ought to be exciting, not ordered by the dictates of this life but by the Word. The recreated man is victorious; he is peculiar, more than a conqueror, and he walks with zest and issues forth life. His lips are a spring of life that refreshes the hearts of those who hear him. His face lights up the place, his countenance creates an atmosphere of joy and peace; and people are not uncomfortable or unhappy or wondering what has gone wrong when they are around him.
Understand that this is the environment where the Holy Spirit functions effectively. So make an extra effort to brighten your face and always see yourself the way God sees you.