We are constantly bombarded by religion or our own personal expectations to do this or that. First, we cannot do what we are expected to do even if we really want to do it. Second, it never ends, the list is endless and exhausting. Third, we are not going anywhere with it, it is a rat race – no progress only unceasing motion. It is hard to conceive all-knowing God design this futile pursuit of personal holiness that only bring misery to us. But did He? No! it is a human invention or subversion of God’s loving agenda! This is because man’s capacity to know God’s love is limited. The bounty of God’s love is metered, and His grand agenda of an all-time Good News plan is hijacked. Oh! what a tragedy!
"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20 NKJV
God is not demanding us to perform knowing very well that we fail every time. He is not cruel. Instead He invites us to live an exchanged life with Christ and experience deeper walk with God. If we only identify ourselves with Him to the point that we consider we died with Him and now we are alive with Him thereby permitting Him to live out His life through us (Romans 6:6-7). Then His life flows out through us supernaturally on His initiation.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
Life is not intended to be our lonely pointless struggle but His miraculous manifestations through us every day as we remain in Him. As we realize this, we refrain from performance and settle in connecting with Him by turn our lives to Him. In turn, we witness Him doing His thing with our lives as a testimony that God intended only rest for us as His beloved children. Remember God created everything and only then Adam and Eve came into the picture on the sixth day and were invited to enter into His rest? As Adam and Eve entered into His rest, then God also rested on the seventh day. It a clue.