Are you trying to be perfect –as your Father in heaven is perfect? He says that He has already made you perfect!
Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. (Hebrews 10:13-14)
Are you trying to live a holy life –being holy in all you do? He says that He has already made you holy!
And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:10)
Are you trying to live an acceptable life for Him? He says that He has already accepted you!
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. (Romans 15:7)
Are you striving to be a better Christian? He says that He wants you to rest instead!
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience. (Hebrews 4:9-11)
Don’t let anyone lead you astray. You have been made into a New Creation so rest in that and grow in His love for you. You received Him by faith; now live by faith in what He says He has already done for you.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. (Colossians 2:6-10)
Everyone who is “in Christ” is perfect, holy and acceptable. In Him we are redeemed, and forgiven, and chosen, and cherished, and… The list goes on.
The more you trust Him; the more His love will shine through you and onto others. That’s doing the one thing He asks us to do: The world will know us as children of God by our love for one another!