“For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”
- Philippians 2:16, NASB
There is no question of how a true believer responds to God.
True believers set their own choices aside.
The believer's life belongs to God, and God is at work in their life.
So, we see God is working in us. God works through us by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our teacher, comforter, and friend.
Every disciple knows that responding to the teacher is how we grow, change, and mature.
God draws us to run after Him and expects us to respond to His instruction.
Our response is a significant part of spiritual maturity and personal transformation.
How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word. With my whole heart, I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. (Psalm 119:9–11, NKJV)
How do we change our ways? Give his attention to God's Word. We do not wander from what God said, and we read the Word of God with an open heart and mind.
So, we see how God has a part, and we have a role.
Believers must cooperate with God and His Spirit.
You cannot grow without God, and God cannot grow in us without our cooperation!