Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Having grown up in America, I was told, early on, that I could be anything I wanted to be if I was willing to work hard for it. Were you told that too? Never give up on your dreams. Pull yourself up by the bootstraps. Make something of yourself, no matter your background.
You can do those things and make a better life for yourself, however, they will do nothing for you at all when it comes to eternal life. Why? Because heaven is unattainable on your own. You’d have a better chance of landing a spaceship on the sun than getting into heaven by your works.
Man, left to himself, is prideful, stubborn, sinful, and utterly hopeless. To be honest, the best 10 minutes of your life, no matter how good they were, will not gain your entry into heaven. Not even close. Thankfully, God can/will remove your sin by what Christ did for you on Calvary’s cross. He bore your sin and shed His blood to provide eternal life, even though we don’t deserve it.
Sin has destroyed any chance of getting into heaven on your own. But since Christ was victorious over sin’s power, put your faith in Christ — not yourself, not your works — because His work alone can save!
But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: Romans 3:21–22