This is what my heart says:
I have to impress God if I want him to love me.
I have to prove myself for God to love me as I am.
I have to be perfect and sinless, because Christ's death was not meant for me.
Every time I think I have to impress Him, I am placing limits and boundaries on God.
Every time I believe I have to prove myself, I am calling God a liar.
Every time I measure my worth by whether or not I am perfect, I am denying Christ's death entirely.
This is Truth:
I do not have to impress God to be loved by Him.
I do not have to prove myself; God loves me exactly as I am.
I do not have to be perfect because Christ died for my sins.
God IS love.
God IS truth.
God IS forgiveness.
This is what my head knows:
God is impressed by me being me: God loves ME.
God thinks I am awesome; He loves me as I am.
I am not perfect. It doesn't matter. I am forgiven because Christ died for MY SINS.
Head, meet heart.
Heart, meet head.
Head? Teach heart.
Heart? Shut up and listen.