'The Scriptures do not call on men of this age to present their own righteousness to God; but invite unrighteous men to receive the very righteousness of God which may be theirs through a vital union with Christ. The appeal is not self-improvement in the important matters of daily life, but that “the gift of God which is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” might be received.'
It's such a relief that Christianity is not just 'another self-improvement project'. It's all about HIM (Jesus), connecting with HIM through simple trust in what He did for us on the cross.
The floodgates of His unmatchable love for us can flow freely to us as we put simple trust in the forgiveness He won for us through the cross.
Forgiven, we live a life enjoying the intimacy with our heavenly father that we were created for, drawn to His ways and into the fullness of all that He created us to be :)