Life is what you make of it.
You can either follow after the Ways of The Lord or you can follow after the dictates of your own corrupted heart.
The justified shall live by faith (the willingness to abandon one's own ways in favor of God's way) and faith is the victory that overcomes the world.
He who lacks faith (ie. walks after his own ways) is overcome by the world and suffers perpetual defeat.
He who hearkens to the lust of his own flesh and the dictates of his own corrupted heart walks a pathway that leads to destruction.
For the wages of sin is death.
He that serves sin is not free but is a slave to every whim of his own flesh.
He who walks in the Spirit and lives by faith is free indeed and is already on the pathway that leads to everlasting life and victory.
This is the patience of the Saints.