In being a better person, changing into the image of Christ, there are two obvious considerations:
- What we want to become, and
- How to get there
Sometimes it's easy enough to see the perfect picture of Christ that we are aiming for, but it seems impossible to get there when it is so far away.
The way is through many small steps that add up over time. In this, the Spirit works to make it happen. Some give up before making any progress.
Until Jesus returns, you won't ever really get there. Whether you make progress, or not... that is where you find the Spirit, or not...