Knowing who we are are in Christ (forgiven, righteous) gives us the mindset we need to walk with Him.
A man held up a $100 bill to an audience. He asks “Who would like to have this?” Almost all hands raised. He crumpled the bill and asked again, “Who would like to have this crumpled?” Again all hands raised. He then threw the bill to the ground and stomped on it. “Who would like to have this dirty crushed bill?” All hands raised–because the bill did not lose its value.
We may see a rotten apple but God see fresh, ripe, fruit. Through Christ we are righteous. We are worthy to God.
God’s divine and perfect love can never be earned by human effort. There is nothing we can do to get it. He has always loved us. Love to man is an emotion, but for God, it’s a commitment, a promise. While we were sinners He loved us (Romans 5:8) enough to sacrifice His only Son–the only real worthy One. Because of His sacrifice we are made worthy.
Focusing on our faults and failures weaken us. Focusing on God’s grace and willingness to forgive strengthens us.
God is with you. He created you with enormous capacity to know and enjoy His Presence. When you go through a day savoring every blessing, you proclaim your trust in Him as Shepherd. The more you focus on Him with you, the more fully you can enjoy life. He gives us the power to make right choices and manifest right behavior when we lean on Him.
Love God, do your best, He will do the rest.