Your worth to God isn’t dependent on your self improvement efforts. The truth is, God won’t love you more because you get promoted, lose weight or learn to play an instrument. Humor alert! 🙂
God loves the “now” you. Not the person you planned to be or the person you wish you were. The torture of self judgement is completely understood by God. He knows how we struggle to change, to get better, to be better. He sees the two steps forward and one step back that happens to people every day.
But He has a different perspective than we do. He sees our future lives, the ones we’ll be living for a lot longer than this 100 years. He doesn’t withhold His love, waiting until we’ve got our act together to accept us.
In John Chapter 5, verse 24, Jesus says: “I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” [NIV Bible] When we believe, we are accepted by God. Don’t deny yourself the relief that God’s unconditional love brings.