The devil tested Jesus in saying “If you are the son of God…” two different times while Jesus was in the wilderness fasting. He never wants you to find out who you really are.This is a huge deal! Why? Because God created us each with a purpose and identity that no one else can fulfill! That unique identity is so far beyond our wildest imaginations and dreams that when we discover it, we have no choice but to be completely humbled by it.
When you get to a place that you love Jesus with all your heart, you will discover that you will hate sin with all your heart. You will no longer have a tolerance for it. It will have to leave your life. When it does, many of the people who honor sin and not God will go with it. It is a painful yet wonderfully freeing experience.
As a young single mother I worked at a bank. I didn’t get any support financially from anyone so I always struggled to make ends meet. I remember there was a period of time for about 2 weeks that God really tested my faith. He wanted me to trust him for everything.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”