The problem with us trying to live the Christian life in our power is that we have an erroneous idea of the standard required. We compare our goodness to the goodness we see in others. But attaining or exceeding the goodness of others is not the goal. We are to be perfect as God is perfect. Holiness is not a diluted standard. It is all or none. Is reaching a perfect holiness hard? No, it is impossible. It would be a hopeless struggle. So God made the impossible possible. But it was not a method we could accomplish in our own efforts. It was by His grace.