He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. (2 Timothy 1:9 NIV)
When God saved us, He knew we were weak and frail human beings easily tempted by the things of this world.
However, He made it completely possible to live a life pleasing and acceptable to Him through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
We are to lead a holy life demonstrating the love of God to others. Thankfully, by His grace, He has given us the ability to do so.
“Christlikeness is your eventual destination, but your journey will last a lifetime."