Reference text : Genesis 3:9-15, 20
Genesis 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
When Adam is called by God to answer a few questions, he goes into panic mode. What he does is to literally denounce any personal attachments and relationship to the woman as we see in his words: ‘the woman whom YOU put with me gave me fruit from the tree and I ate it.’ The blame game was played right there with both the man and woman presenting someone to bear responsibility.
In fact, Adam even sought to suggest that the cause of him eating the fruit was God himself, because He put the woman in the garden with him. This sudden shift in character arose from one action which triggered a response: choosing to listen to an unfamiliar voice that planted fear.
Beloved, when God speaks, he speaks of peace and love, both of which come without fear. Adam’s fears actually commenced when he realised he had disobeyed. He was used to hearing God’s voice without issues until he listened to another, then the conflict arose causing him to become afraid when he heard God’s voice because it no longer sounded as familiar as it should have.
Sweetheart, the voice of God loses its familiarity when we allow multiple inputs from different sources to influence the things we do; when we open our ears to and respond to different voices. When God’s voice begins to trigger fear, then we need to carefully re-eaxamine where we stand with Him because, it is almost certain that the source of the fear is not in that voice, but from the state of our very own hearts and minds.
Remember # God’s voice will not brew fear, but love.