Would you like to pray right now and accept the reality that you are unconditionally acceptable to God? I invite you to believe God and to pray the following prayer by faith:
Father, when I examine my feelings and remember my failures, it doesn’t seem true that I am righteous. Yet, your Word tells me you have made me the righteousness of God in Christ. I now realize I have been trying to make myself more righteous so you would accept me more. I’m sorry I’ve done this. I realize this is error and sin. I agree with you right now that you have made me 100 percent righteous in my identity in Christ. I believe that because you gave me your righteousness, I am as righteous as you. I also choose to believe right now that you unconditionally accept me. And because you accept me, I choose to accept myself. Please make this more real to me day by day. In Jesus’s name, amen.
In addition, consider this exercise to help you embrace this amazing truth for your own life. On a clean piece of paper, write these statements below:
Jesus, because you say I am righteous in Christ, I agree with you and say I am righteous in Christ.
Jesus, because you say I’m acceptable in Christ, I say I’m acceptable to you in Christ.
Jesus, because you accept me, I accept me.
And I can’t mess any of this up!
Then tape the paper on your mirror and repeat this truth to yourself every day for the next thirty days. Believe this truth, repeat this truth, and watch it come alive in your life!