God’s unconditional love doesn’t merely proclaim, “I love you just the way you are so it’s perfectly alright for you to stay just the way you are.” God’s unconditional love is a love that enables you to become the unique person created in God’s image that God longs for you to be. And while God does the heavy lifting, you also have a very important role to play. You have to be willing to pry yourself wide open so God can totally forgive, truly heal and radically transform you in such a way that you’re able to love God with everything you’ve got and your neighbor as yourself. Sure, it’s a bit overwhelming, perhaps even scary. But when you willingly give control of your life to God, that’s when you discover you are living the life you’ve been longing for all along.