It’s a common thought that we need to be perfect in order to have a strong walk with God. It’s also common to get trapped in a comparison game when looking at someone else. It breeds thoughts that we are never good enough to be in His presence, much less have a close relationship with Him.

If you’ve ever had a similar thought, remember this: God values persistence not perfection in your walk.

There are no prerequisites to God loving and valuing you. Persist in spending time with Him and continually invite Him in, no matter how you may be feeling, and your relationship with Him will grow and strengthen. The more you spend time with Him, the more you will realize He is always near.

There is one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. He is in us and in everything around us, and the key to living a life that honors Him is spending time in His presence. It is the key that will unlock your purpose and overflow into every other area of your life. Knowing Him is what holds everything else together.

Even when it feels like everything is falling apart, even on your most challenging day, when you spend time with God everything will fall into perspective, and you will have His power readily available to help you navigate through anything.

When all is said and done, a truly successful day is one that you’ve stayed in touch with Him, even if that means pushing other “things” off until tomorrow.

“God knew what He was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same lines as the life of His Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity He restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in Him. After God made that decision of what His children should be like, He followed it up by calling people by name. After He called them by name, He set them on a solid basis with Himself. And then, after getting them established, He stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what He had begun. So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose?” Romans 8:29-31 MSG