Our text will come from Romans 3:23. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
So we will always come up too short for God to accept anything that we do to try to gain favor with God or gain entrance into Heaven.
We are stopped before we start. Even if you think that you are a good person, or you really are a good person, when it comes to good works you are still a little too short where God is concerned and whether you are a little short or way short the result is the same. A loser, where Heaven is concerned. So the solution is to trust in someone that is sinless and that is perfect, the Lord Jesus Christ.
If we try anything else we will come up a little too short.
Finally, forget about religion. If you try that, it will only end you up in a lake of fire begging for mercy. Not even close!
May God help you to trust in Jesus, and then you won’t come up way too short.