Romans 10:3-4 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
So many of us are concerned about how good we are and what we have done and accomplished with our own lives. We may even be doing much of it subconsciously but we are trying to get people to know just how good we are and what we do that makes others, ourselves, and even God think highly of us!
The truth is we want to feel good about ourselves and that is fine. But real righteousness that counts only comes from the Lord Jesus and what He did on the cross of Calvary. It was Jesus, it is Jesus, and it will be Jesus that does what is necessary to get us to be accepted by God the Father.
Jesus did all that needed to be done to get you accepted. He forgave you. He gave you a new nature. He worked in and through you to make you what you need to be before God.
Sometimes our pride makes us want to think that we are good enough or we might need Jesus to give us a hand but that we are doing pretty good, ourselves, already! But no we are not doing anything that gets us to Heaven. It is all God. It is what He did and does not you and what you can do!