The Light Daily Devotional – Self Consciousness
Focus: Self Consciousness
WORD FOR TODAY
A man is likely to misbehave and lose in the fulfillment of God’s purpose in destiny; if he is too conscious of himself. Self-consciousness is a major issue that must be overcome in order to live the life that God desires for you!
“For what you had before I came was little, and it has increased to a great amount; the LORD has blessed you since my coming. And now, when shall I also provide for my own house?” Genesis 30:30 NKJV
After serving his father-in-law for several years, Jacob reached a point in his destiny journey where he felt compelled to accomplish something for himself. As a result of this, Jacob receives all of the best livestock from that point forward. Similarly, we will find ourselves in similar situations where we will feel a strong desire to have an accomplishment and something to show for our hard work or sacrifices. However, you must not be so self-conscious that you endanger others and sin against God.
Self-consciousness is the cause of several men betraying the trust of people over them in government, ministry, business, and other institutions. It is also the reason why some men rejected God’s plan for them in terms of marriage, location, and career. The issue of self-consciousness is what destroys Gehazi, Achan, and King Saul. Victory over self-consciousness is what enabled David, Nehemiah, Esther, Joseph, and Elisha to live the lives God intended for them.
Love your neighbour as you love yourself, and be faithful to what belongs to someone else. Submit to God and put your trust in Him for your life. Don’t be overly ambitious; instead, trust God and live a sacrificial life. Remember the words of the Lord: Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it (Luke.17.33).
+To what degree are you self-conscious?
Prayer: Lord! I receive the grace to live a sacrificial life and be who you want me to be in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Emphasis: You must be conscious of God and His purpose to be who He wants you to be in destiny!
Have an outstanding week!