When we talk about love and joy and peace and patience, we’re not talking about, “How are we going to import and pull in these foreign objects into our hearts because we have so little love, so little joy, so little peace, so little patience, and so on?” No.
J.C. Ryle had a chapter in his book called “The Fight,” and in it he says a true Christian is known not only for his inner peace but also for his inner warfare. It’s just a different warfare. The fight has moved to another spot. The warfare is … What does Paul call it? He says fight the what kind of fight? Good fight.
Recognize that ordinarily both motives are there at the same time