When my daughter was younger she believed that if she covered her head with a blanket that she was invisible. If she couldn't see us - we must not be able to see her. Of course, we pretended that this was true.
Many people believe that they can hide from God. We cannot bear the spotlight of God's love shining on us. It can hurt, especially when the soul is blanketed in sin. Souls turn away...believing that they are invisible to the great I AM. Some cannot accept the fact that the omniscient God of all creation is utterly aware of them and all their miseries. They run from Him and hide themselves not realizing that this just increases their pain. The further they run, the greater their internal pain becomes. They use pacifiers to assuage their anguish. And the world is full of these. People often mock those with drug addictions or alcohol addictions without realizing that they themselves are still using pacifiers, also. The size of the pacifier just differs. We all do this to some degree. Eating too much. Shopping for things we don't really need. Over-exercising.The list is endless but I think you know what I mean. Granted...some do less damage than others. We can even become addicted to certain ways of praying. Yes, this can happen. God understands our fallen human nature, though. When we turn to Him, He begins to lift the blanket that we have covered our souls with. He usually lifts this blanket gently over time. As He begins to lift it the soul may feel some pain because it has been in darkness for so long. Kind of like waking up in the middle of the night to someone shining a flashlight in your eyes. It hurts! But only for a time. He continues to lift the blanket ever so gently and more light shines in. It still hurts! But only for a time. And on it goes until His child is fully uncovered and standing in the light. What first hurt the person now brings them great joy. God desires that all His children walk in His light.
I hope this makes sense. I was trying to find a simple way to show how much God loves us, pacifiers and all. He does want to get rid of the binkies, though. The blankets too :) Just as we wean our babies...so God does with us. (Don't think that He's finished after this - He's not!)