My morning journey began in Romans--listening to Paul speak of the battle to apprehend what Christ has provided. So often the passages are used to validate a weak and sickly Christian life: "Oh, woe is me, I can't help myself. I'm only human." That is so not what God intends! There IS a battle in which the flesh tries to dominate our lives' but the battle is already won. The victory is not in trying harder and doing more in that same flesh. We don't need to excuse our human-ness; we need to confront it, refuse to be controlled by it and rejoice in His divine-ness. HIS faith is our victory--not our faith.
It's a tough concept to grab hold of...but that is what Paul says. We press on to apprehend what Christ has done. We must realize it is not what we do or what we feel. Our victory is rejoicing in Truth as God describes it AND then experiencing the reality of what He says. We cannot do it the other way around. We can't feel it and then see it. We live in Christ by HIS faith. Righteousness and justification come by the faith of Christ. Here's one verse (but there are more) that says it: