to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
The Father has accepted all who are in Christ Jesus because of what Jesus has done for us. Have you ever seen someone who wanted to be accepted by others so badly that they did whatever they could to gain acceptance, even leading them to act like someone they are not? People do many things in trying to feel accepted by others.
Many believers do not share their faith because they are afraid of being rejected, which is wanting acceptance. When we as believers in Christ try and find our worth in being accepted by others, it will often lead us to act like someone we are not. In doing so we then begin to drift away from God, no longer living as a Christ follower, and we therefore break our fellowship with Him. But God has already accepted us through the blood Christ shed for us.
We no longer need to try and find our value and worth in being accepted by others, for our sole worth comes from God. So as a born again child of God don’t try to be someone you are not to gain man’s acceptance, and don’t fall for the lie that God has not received you. Because of what Jesus did for you, you are already accepted by God, and therefore you are a child of the living God.