But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 ESV
Walking in the Spirit requires discipline. Nothing in life requires a greater deal of focus, determination, and attention. We treat our spiritual lives so carelessly, but put so much time into other things. We sacrifice for our careers, to exercise, and for whatever else we want. Then we wonder why we aren’t experiencing God like we want to. But like anything else; we only reap what we sow.
Success in this life is nice, but all of this will pass away one day. Live in a way that will reap eternal rewards. Make time every day to be alone with God. Who else can help you in life as much as He can? Make time to participate in a true Christ-centered Bible study. Be mindful of spiritual attacks. The Bible refers to the devil as a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). Actively and persistently live in a way that pleases God. Walk in the Spirit. God will walk with you.