You won’t get there by striving.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 1:1-3

I passed under my apple trees and noticed that my apples are now less than an inch across. In another 10-12 weeks, they’ll probably be edible.I don’t water my apple trees, because this property has springs of water under it, less than 20 feet down. This is what sustains all the blueberry, strawberry, chokeberry and dewberry bushes here. They require no effort from me… I just have to pick the berries.
Likewise, God is calling us to put your roots down in Him. Becoming who He intends us to be isn’t about striving.

When you love God above all, fruit is inevitable.

And just like with an apple tree, the fruit can go further than you will.