“We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. We cannot save ourselves nor sanctify ourselves, God does that; but God will not give us good habits, He will not give us character, He will not make us walk aright. We have to do all that ourselves, we have to work out the salvation God has worked in.”
A little scripture to back this up…
In Galatians 5 we see the list of the fruit of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These are the things that the Holy Spirit is responsible for producing in our lives.
But notice with me that truthfulness isn’t listed, wisdom isn’t listed, humility, integrity, work ethic aren’t listed. There are things that we are responsible for grabbing onto and implementing in our lives. He won’t force me to stop sinning, I have to yield the members of my body to Him as an instrument of righteousness.