But that's not enough, is it?
Being a good person isn't enough. You- we- I still fall short of the glory of God and his righteous requirements.
Learning what the Bible says and obeying its Directions On Living is the beginning-- but it's not an end. It's not enough.
At some point you realize you can't do it on your own. You realize there are people that push your buttons, but you still have to be nice. There are times when you want to keep the whole slice of cake for yourself, but you know you should share it. There are times you want to complain or gossip or whine, yet you should still control your tongue.
LORD, have mercy.
Little-human-me isn't strong enough to make these selfless, sacrificial, God-honoring decisions moment after moment after moment. It's frustrating and infuriating and makes me feel like I'm burning out.
Hopefully you don't have to get to that point before you know what to do.
Pray. Ask God to help you, to continue to train you, to give you the guard over your mouth that you need and all the other fruit of the Spirit.