"God is not easily impressed - but then He never asks us to try to impress Him. It is as if He turns to us when we are consumed with our own unworthiness and are tempted to avoid meeting with Him, then He cuts across all our excuses and says: 'Relax, I already know you.'
Amy Carmichael captures this feeling of such an exchange in her book His thoughts said... His Father said...
The son said, But I am not successful.
His Father said,
At the end of the day will My word be,
Come, thou good and successful servant?
If only thou wilt walk humbly with thy God it will be,
Come, thou good and faithful servant.
We are not called to be successful, but faithful - relax!"
from Celtic Daily Prayer