The saving grace of God is a narrow road. You can’t earn it. You can’t make it happen on your own. You’ll never deserve it. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it” (TEV). God saves you by grace, which means it’s his free gift to you. Learn more, in this daily devotional from Pastor Rick Warren.
That is exactly how the devil deceives you into believing you are ready. But the truth is plain: "saved through faith...not of works". If works got you into Heaven, no one would make it because we ALL sin every single day. It is a gift given freely by God when you believe in him, not by a spoken confession or "receiving" Him, but by humbling your heart and believing through faith He will save you.