Read John 3:16-21

There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. – John 3:18 (NLT)

Believing in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord is the only way to eternal life, but also the only way to truly live successfully in the here and now. Once we accept that we can do nothing on our own to save ourselves, we become able to submit to the Holy Spirit’s guiding in our daily life, knowing that we can do nothing on our own today that is not tainted by sin either. And, having trusted Jesus for our salvation, we are not judged by God when we recognize and confess our sins, but are freely and fully forgiven by Him.