I have never heard anyone answer, “I want to be religious when I grow up,” though most of us end up that way in one form or the other… This burden eventually became so heavy that I didn’t think I could survive. The harder I tried, the harder it became; and the more that I did to be right, the more I actually did wrong. Overwhelmed by the load of performance-based Christianity, I came to a crossroads: either God had to show me a way to live free, or I had to give up altogether. What I didn’t realize was that the answer was not one way or the other but a combination of both.
Revelation to Transformation, 2011, WestBow Press, 9