Your new identity “in Christ” has set you free from a works mentality! In fact, in Christ you no longer have a Carnal nature, “fleshly” but a new nature! Religion wants to add works to everything. It tries to make you perfect in order to receive. The focus becomes on you, instead of Jesus! Grace empowers you and places the focus on Jesus! He is perfect and has qualified us to receive everything He has provided by grace! The good news, is you’re no longer in the flesh or works mentality, but are in the Spirit! “However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.” Rom. 8:9