by Jason Cruise
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
Without grace freedom was never in your future. Freedom to live beyond your self, and the scars of your past, simply was not, and is not, possible without the grace of Jesus Christ.
Jesus never called you to follow Him in order to be good. You don't need Jesus to be a better person.
So often the devil dupes people into thinking that the chief aim of their faith is to see incredible behavioral reform. Becoming a better person was never the intent of God's sending Jesus to this earth so that you could ultimately follow Him. God did not allow His son to die on a cross just to help you with your bad habits.
The entire reason that God set you free was that you were never going to be able to purchase redemption from Hell on your own. He called you to follow Him because you were not, and are not, able to save yourself from yourself.
Goodness has never been the goal of Christianity. Walking in Christ-likeness is the lifestyle, not a goal set, for how we are to live.
It was for freedom that you have been set free.