In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace Ephesians 1:7
Have you ever tried to make an effort not to sin? Have you ever started out your day saying that you will not sin and being so conscious of your conduct that you get extremely discouraged when you make a mistake?
If so, then you are not Christ conscious but sin conscious. Men, have you ever caught yourself thinking, “I don’t want to look at any woman in case I lust? Well, again, you’re being sin conscious when you think like that. And sooner than later, you will lust in your heart. You may not sin outwardly, but you will sin inwardly.
Have you ever tried confessing every sin you’ve committed? There have been those who when they had a bad thought, would quickly say, “I’m sorry, Lord. Forgive me of this thought in Jesus’ Name.” Doing this will only bring about oppression in your mind and cause you to be more sin conscious than Christ conscious.
Friends, when you fall into sin, God wants you to be Christ conscious. This means that when you have missed it, God wants you to be conscious that in Christ, you have forgiveness of sins through His blood. God wants you to be conscious that Christ was wounded and bruised for your sins, and that the chastisement of your peace was upon Him (Isaiah 53:5).
When you are Christ conscious, you will have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1). You will know that you are the righteousness of God in Christ because He who knew no sin was made to be sin for you (2 Corinthians 5:21). He took your sin and now you have His righteousness.
You have the ability to stand in the presence of God without the sense of guilt or inferiority. So, when you fall, don’t be conscious of your failure and feel bad or condemned. Instead, be conscious of who you are in Christ, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue your walk with God. Do not listen to the lies of the enemy.
Everyday we need to confess over our lives that we are born again, new creatures in Christ Jesus. We have a perfect right standing with God and He never sees us in any other way than through the blood of Jesus. And because of the blood and work of the cross, we look just like Jesus when God looks at us. Know that and speak it over your life daily.