At times our approach to God becomes like preparing a résumé for a job application–we carefully include all our accomplishments, anything that might present us in a good light and make us more acceptable. Gradually, before we know it, our Christian life consists of continually trying to update our spiritual résumé to remind God and others of what we’ve done and not done. But in reality, the whole of our résumé is either sin or filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). So every time we approach God in prayer, worship, or any other spiritual discipline, we must see our résumé only as he sees it–overlaid by Christ’s perfect résumé.
~ Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington in The Bookends of the Christian Life, page 46-47.