Many people (wrongly) believe God loves us more, the better we perform for Him.
Watch the following video from the new Unshackled 12-lesson study
The world in which we live operates on a performance mentality— you are what you produce.
It’s easy for us to carry the same performance mindset into our faith. This performance orientation—or it may be called "works motives”— is such a common belief system that the enemy uses to keep men and women disconnected from the Father in Heaven.
In short, this mindset creates the inability for a person to truly believe that God loves them unless they work for it.
As a result, we seek to earn the Father's love rather than simply receiving it by and through His grace.
- When He blesses us, often we presume that it’s because we’ve done a good job. Now, we’re “bless-able.”
- When calamity comes our way, we presume it’s because we’re being punished.
There’s a better way. it begins (and ends) with accepting that God just loves me and I need to believe that I am who He says I am rather than anyone else.
- There's nothing good you can do to make God love you more.
- There's nothing bad you can do to make God love you less.