God's Answer to a Common Lie: The Performance Trap

Lie: The Performance Trap

            False Beliefs: I must meet certain standards in order to feel good about myself.

            Consequences: The fear of failure; perfectionism; driven to succeed; manipulating others to achieve success; withdrawal; from risks.

            Gods Answer: Justification- this means that God has not only forgiven me of my sins, but also has granted me the righteousness of Christ. Because of justification, I bear Christ’s righteousness and am therefore, fully pleasing to the Father.