We may know we are God’s children, yet continue living like enslaved people: chained to the world’s approval and its standards for success and security, consumed by the fear of mistakes and failure.
God has undoubtedly saved us, but we need to fully “receive” this gift by embracing the identity God has given us—we are His sons and daughters, heirs of the King, not slaves to the world.
He sees our hearts and efforts, so there’s no need to prove. He has secured our future, so there’s no need to chase. He forgives and redeems, so there’s no need to fear.