Be God-conscious, not Self-conscious
Gen 2:25 KJV And they were both naked, the man and his wife and we’re not ashamed.
Man was created to be so God-conscious that he honestly didn’t even notice himself. He was totally God-conscious and not self-conscious. There was no self-consciousness. That’s the way God created us, to be so conscious of Him that we won’t even notice if we are clothed or not.
Adam and Eve were created that way by God without a stitch of clothing on them before or after they sinned. They weren’t any more naked after they sinned than they were before they sinned. What changed was their perception of it. All of a sudden, they knew they were naked. They became Self-conscious. Gen 3:9-11a KJV And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked?
God knew they were naked all along. He created them naked. Adam and Eve were now fully self-conscious and they lost God-consciousness. Self-consciousness opens our eyes to see the negative things in our lives and we tend to run from God instead of to Him. For Example: When we owe anyone, we hide from our lender because of the awareness we have. This is the same approach we use with God. There’s an awareness/self-consciousness, we move farther away from God.
Just like a girl who got her nice dress stained with chocolate and is fully aware that her mum will scold her for getting her cloth dirty. She tried all she can to clean herself up with her chocolate stained hands and it grew worse. Things will only get worse if you struggle to make up for the God-consciousness lost. Remember, all our righteousness is like a filthy rag. Only in God through Christ can your righteousness be worthwhile. You have to come back to your creator even with the fig leaves you’ve made for yourself and the Father is ready to make a nice piece of clothing for you. Just like he did for Adam & Eve in the book of Genesis chapter 3 verse 21.
God’s alternative is best for you.
Let us pray: Father, help me to run to you at all time Lord.
Written by Ayomide Olaleye