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. Romans 3:21-22
It would be very interesting to calculate exactly how many people are lost to the Christian faith because they find the demands of the Christian lifestyle too high.
The feel that they just cannot live up to the standards that Jesus set and that is why they turn away from – if they have begun with –what seems to them like an impossible battle. Because of this, they miss out on the greatest joy and pleasure that life has to offer – a personal relationship with the living Lord.
It is essential that you remember that Jesus is in fact aware of the weakness and fickleness of human behaviour. He experienced it first hand during His earthly ministry. As a result of this no one can earn being a Christian or be worthy of the love of Christ through their own merit – it is yours through the Grace of God.
All that Jesus asks of you when He calls you to commit yourself to Him is that you believe in Him and trust Him completely. If this is a problem for you because it seems too simple or too complicated, then go to your Bible and see how ordinary, simple, sinful and weak characters were transformed by Christ into ambassadors for Him, simply because they had faith in Christ and trusted Him.
It is possible for you too and it can be a turning point in your life.