“… by faith ye stand.” (II Corinthians 1:24)
Is our relationship with the Lord based upon our ability to be obedient?
That ability is popularly taught as the strength of our Christian willpower, devotion, sincerity, willingness to sacrifice, choices to be unselfish, choices to love others, and our dedication to bringing our will into line with what the Lord wants us to do.
Which, for all practical purposes, is taught as a combination deal between us and the Lord; as the way we can overcome our bad tendencies, lack of discipline, lusts, bad habits, and a host of other bad stuff we cope with as believers.
However, that is not what the Bible really teaches.