The first deception in the garden was to question God’s voice. “Has God indeed said…?”

The first temptation Jesus endured was a question of identity. “If you are the Son of God…”

The enemy questions when we hear God speak and he questions our identity.

Why? Because the voice of the Lord tells us who we are.

The wrestling with either question tends to halt our progression. God is always calling us forward. The enemy is always trying to pull us back. God wants us to take a word and run with it. The enemy wants us to hold a word and wonder about it.

May 2018, the year of new beginnings, be the year that we fall in love with the voice of God knowing our identity as precious children.