That's what God is looking for: steps in His direction.

If you're like me, a moralist, a perfectionist, let this be a reminder that God doesn't expect you to be perfect immediately. He just wants you in the ring. If you have a doctrine of grace that says God doesn't care about progress, be reminded that he's looking for people who are interested in being perfect like Him. Not sinless right away, and not even full of correct motives, but headed in that direction, however slowly. He's looking for people who by his power, with His aid and feedback are changing and getting closer and closer to what Christ looks like.