Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. -Matthew 11:28 NIV
What makes you think you have to turn your life around before you can completely commit your life to God? What makes you think you have to impress God with your obedience before He will impart His grace to you?
What makes you think you have to do things to get God to like you, much less love you? What makes you think you have to be the perfect spouse or parent before God will perfectly love you? Many Christians spend a lifetime trying to achieve something that Jesus already achieved for them.
God’s acceptance isn’t based on performance. It wasn’t for Jesus. And because of what He did for you, it isn’t for you either. The acceptance He had, you have. The love He unconditionally received, you unconditionally receive. Yes, Jesus was the Son of God. But through Him, you are a child of God with the same privileges. That includes the privilege of having God look at you and say, “I am well pleased.”
Steven Furtick, Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others
- Ask God to show you an area in your life where you are trying to strive and give it to Him.
- Thank God for what He has already achieved in your life.