Heaven is a gift. It can't be bought. It can't be earned. Eternal salvation is the most amazing gift God has ever given us. All you have to do is accept Him and receive His gift. Many people haven't realized this yet. They don't understand that surrender is actually victory. There are some lyrics by Third Day in their song "Caught up in Yourself" that I feel hit the nail on the head.
Take a good look around you and I'm sure you are bound to think that all you have comes down to you and what you've done.
If you look far beyond this, there's a life I hope you don't miss.
What has kept you from moving on is learning to let go.
And there's so much more than what you're looking for.
Caught up in yourself - call it like it is - well, you're so good but you'll never be good enough.
You think if you surrender it's the end, but just remember life is more than dying embers burning your soul.
And I know it's true because I am just like you.
Thank God for mercy.
Thank God for His grace.
Thank God for everything you've got - before it's too late.
So, for today I pray that you and those you can touch will realize the way up and seize it.