That’s a lie! The apostle Paul writes in Romans chapter 3, “There is none righteous, no, not one” (verse 10), and “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (verse 23). And that includes whom? Not only you and me, but the saints and the apostles and everyone else except the Lord Himself.
That means it is possible to become more like them. So if you think that you’ll never amount to anything for the Lord because you’re too bad, that isn’t so! Regardless of your faults or failings or supposed limitations or whatever, you too can be greatly used by the Lord if you want to help further His kingdom and are willing to do things His way.
God can use even you - weak and bad as you are. And when He does, you’ll give Him all the glory because you will know that whatever good you accomplish is only due to His working through you. Jesus, please help us to remember that we can’t be righteous, but that you can, and that we can put our lives in your hands and have you lead and guide us.
The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. In those days and at that time I will make a righteous branch sprout from David’s line; He will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.