Because of Jesus, we don’t have to live life saying “Let me live right so that I make it to heaven on judgement day”. Once we receive Jesus into our lives, we live life saying “Thank God for Jesus! I’m already accepted by God, & I can now focus on building my relationship with Him, one that will continue for eternity!”
We don’t earn our way into heaven. Jesus paid the price for sin. The only thing that will send people to hell is rejecting the sacrifice that Jesus made for them on the cross. Life on earth is not about “striving to make it to heaven.” Jesus came that we may have eternal life, & John 17:3 describes eternal life as knowing God & knowing Jesus. God wants us to know Him. He wants us to be intimate with Him. He wants to be in intimate relationship with you and I. You & I accepting Jesus sacrifice dealt with the issue of making it to heaven. It’s a done deal! It enables us to focus entirely on getting to know God, building our relationship with Him, which is really the reason why Jesus came & died for us.
“That [we] may know [Him] the only true God, & Jesus Christ whom [He] sent.”