Like every other golfer on planet Earth, I would love to be able to play golf at Augusta National Golf Club. But I have no chance of that happening. That privilege is reserved for a few uber wealthy or ultra important people.
What a thrill it would be to qualify for the U. S. Open Golf Championship! There is a chance for any scratch golfer who is fortunate enough to get through a local qualifying event. There is no chance of that happening for me.
As a baseball player I would have be thrilled to have been able to play at Yankee Stadium. I would have settled for just one game at the "house that Ruth built". There was no chance of that happening.
I would have even settled for Wrigley Field! But no chance there either.
Nowadays I would even settle for playing one more game for Indiana Wesleyan University. But, alas, there's no chance of that either. (I've used up all my eligibility)
Having once been a hoopster, a cager, a baller, a basketball player, it would have been a thrill to play the point for the Chicago Bulls at the Boston Garden. Unfortunately, there was no chance of that happening.
How great would it have been to be 6'5" and to be able to throw down a 360 slam dunk! But there was no chance of that happening at 5' 9". I got high enough to touch the rim one time.....
It would be a real rush to drive a stock car in a NASCAR race! I can't imagine what that much horsepower would feel like! And I will never know because there is no chance of that happening!
As impossible as these things have been for me, I have a better chance at any of those than I have of earning my salvation. In fact, I would have a better chance of ALL of them happening that I would of earning my salvation.
Check out this video, at least he has a chance!
You have nothing to offer God except your confession and repentance. Jesus is promising if you will confess to Him that you are totally and completely devoid even a shred of moral virtue. There is NO CHANCE of you earning your way into God's eternal Kingdom.
But if you will confess your sinfulness and repent of your sins and receive God's richness of love and grace through Christ Jesus. You WILL gain immediate entrance into His eternal Kingdom!
If you admit you have no chance, your chances improve!