To what should followers of Jesus compare themselves and their righteousness?
Once we decide that "enough is enough" with respect to the impact of sin in our lives, we have a choice as to what to do next.
I don't think that God is embarrassed of us when we look less than our best. May we not be embarrassed about Him.
There is a cost to following Jesus, but how does it compare to the cost of trying to succeed on our own?
Pride is a common challenge. Other than just gritting our teeth and trying to do better, what can we do to prevail against this vice?
For those of us who fear the unknown, a better path may mean trusting God for answers, or leaving some room for Him to work.