"But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith." -1 Timothy 6:11-12
I love this verse because God is commanding us the attributes He desires to see in us, but He's not saying it will be easy.
Even God is saying "fight the good fight". Being gentle for example is not easy. It's nature to become angry. Sometimes fighting the good fight of the faith is fighting natural reaction and choosing to be godly or gentle.
Anyway, I would also like to take the time to congratulate my cousin, John, on returning home from five years of service in the marine corps. Thanks for fighting the good fight for our country. Proud of you!